Schemers


Schemers

Lightbulb Film Distribution are excited to announce that the multi award-winning & critically acclaimed music biopic SCHEMERS will be hitting iTunes, Google Play & Sony PlayStation May 12.
 
SCHEMERS smashed expectations earlier this year and scored the highest new box office entry during its opening weekend in September, following its wins at the Edinburgh Film Festival and New York Winter Film Awards.
 
The film is based on the true story surrounding music promoter David McLean's stream of ambitious gigs in 1980's, which included Simple Minds, XTC, Ultravox, The Skids & Iron Maiden! Celebrating youthful ambition SCHEMERS features a great classic indie soundtrack from 70s & 80s.
 
Shot in and around Dundee, SCHEMERS features Conor Berry's award winning on-screen debut as well as Tara Lee (The Fall), Sean Connor (Anna and the Apocalypse) & Grant R. Keelan (The Devil's Machine).
 
SCHEMERS follows Davie (Conor Berry) who is a dreamer from the council schemes of Dundee, who is constantly hustling for his next buck, then losing it on the horses. After a football injury, Davie falls for trainee nurse Shona (Tara Lee) and tries to impress her by running a disco. Along with friends John and Scot, the trio start promoting bands – culminating in a hugely ambitious Iron Maiden gig at the Caird Hall, Dundee. With ambition so grand they go deep in debt with Fergie, a gangster of legendary violence, Davie needs to use every trick to pull off the biggest scheme of his life.
 
Commenting on the release, Matthew Kreuzer, Commercial Director at Lightbulb Film Distribution, said "We are delighted to be releasing this independent film. Schemers is a based on McLean's incredible true story and is thoroughly entertaining. Following its successful international theatrical release, we're excited that audiences will soon be able to watch this fantastic film at home."
 
SCHEMERS will be available iTunes, Google Play & Sony PlayStation May 12

 

 

Review:

When a soccer player gets injured, he falls for his nurse.  In an effect to get the courage to ask her out, he comes up with a scheme for a uni disco.  The success of the disco opens the door to new ventures the 3 local boys see an opportunity to go bigger and impress the girl.  What starts as a part time scheme to make some extra cash promoting gigs, turns into quite an enterprise that gets the attention of the wrong people putting the boys in hot water. As desperation sets in, it seems Davey has nowhere to turn. Classic tale of success at a price. A little hard to understand as the Scottish accents are quick thick.


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