Set in a small Scottish town in the mid 90s, Beats tells the story of best friends Johnno and Spanner who have a deep bond despite their opposing personalities. The film is set amidst an explosion of the free party movement and a hedonistic youth movement in the UK. In pursuit of adventure and escape, the boys head out on one last night together to an illegal rave. Journeying into an underworld of anarchy, freedom and a full on collision with the forces of law and order, they share a night they will never forget.
Developed by BFI and Creative Scotland, the film is being funded by the BFI and Creative Scotland with National Lottery funding, alongside partners BBC Scotland and Lipsync.