Beats. Image shows from L to R: Johnno (Cristian Ortega), Spanner (Lorn Macdonald).

Beats

2019 British comedy film about two teenagers. Stars Lorn Macdonald, Cristian Ortega, Kevin Mains, Josh Whitelaw, Laura Fraser and others.

Beats

Comedy drama about two teenagers who, before parting ways indefinitely, head to an illegal rave

Genre
Film
Released
2019
Starring
Lorn Macdonald, Cristian Ortega, Kevin Mains, Josh Whitelaw, Laura Fraser, Rachel Jackson, Neil Leiper, Ross Mann and others
Writers
Kieran Hurley and Brian Welsh
Director
Brian Welsh
Producer
Camilla Bray

Best mates Johnno and Spanner share a deep bond. Now on the cusp of adulthood, life is destined to take them in different directions - Johnno's family are moving him to a new town and a better life, leaving Spanner behind to face a precarious future. In pursuit of adventure and escape the boys head out on one last night together to an illegal rave before parting ways indefinitely.

A universal story of friendship, rebellion, and the irresistible power of gathering youth, set to the soundtrack as eclectic and electrifying as the scene it gave birth to, Beats is a story for our time.

Production Details

Duration
101 minutes
Release date
Friday 17th May 2019
Production company
Laugh track
None

Broadcast details

Last repeat
Saturday 27th February 2021 at 10:00pm on BBC Scotland

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