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Archived: Beats (2019)

director: Brian Welsh

composer: Stephen Hindman, Penelope Trappes
With: Martin Donaghy, Brian Ferguson, Ryan Fletcher, a.o.

duration: 96 minutes
Drama, Music/Musical

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Shot entirely in black and white, Brian Welsh's 'Beats' takes us back in time, to the mid-1990s, when the Scottish rave scene was booming. The story focuses on two teenage boys, Spanner (act) and Johnno (act), determined to have the night of their life, before they go their separate ways. Their goal is to attend a rave, which has been declared illegal by the Tory government. The viewer is taken along on this nostalgic coming of age story, with pumping base lines and flashing lights.


director: Brian Welsh
composer: Stephen Hindman, Penelope Trappes
producer: Camilla Bray
screenplay: Brian Welsh, Kieran Hurley
Editor: Robin Hill
Cinematography: Benjamin Kracun

production company: Rosetta Productions

More info

dialogue: English
subtitles: Dutch/Fr subt.
Country: United Kingdom
year: 2019


BRIAN WELSH: Kin (2009), In Our Name (2010), Black Mirror S01E03 (2011, TV series), Mayday (2013, TV series), The Escape Artist (2013, TV series), Glasgow Girls (2014, TV series), The Rack Pack (2016), Beats (2019).

Technical Specs

format: DCP


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