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

Beats

  • 2019 film

Comedy drama about two teenagers who, before parting ways indefinitely, head to an illegal rave. Stars Lorn Macdonald, Cristian Ortega, Kevin Mains, Josh Whitelaw, Laura Fraser and more.

Key details

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

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.

Additional details

Duration
101 minutes
UK cinematic release
Friday 17th May 2019
Production
Location
Camera set-up
Single camera
Picture
Colour

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Broadcast details

All previous repeats
  • Wednesday 28th July 2021 at 10:00pm on BBC Scotland
  • Saturday 27th February 2021 at 10:00pm on BBC Scotland

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