Scoop Films presents independent British gem, The Beat Beneath My Feet.
The film stars Luke Perry (Beverly Hills 90210, Fifth Element) as Steve/Max Stone, a washed up, former rock God, and newcomer Nicholas Galitzine as Tom, the frustrated teenager he takes under his wing. Lisa Dillon (Bright Young Things) plays Tom’s mother, Mary and Verity Pinter making her feature film début plays Felix, the girl Tom is in love with.
The Beat Beneath My Feet is directed by John Williams who wrote and directed Hibernation, which has won over 20 film awards and has screened in cinemas worldwide, and Paraphernalia, which won Best Drama at the LA Short Film Festival. He directed Magic for UK Channel 4’s Coming Up series, which starred BAFTA and Golden Globe nominee Jane Horrocks. He also worked on MTV Award winning music videos for rock groups Radiohead and Coldplay. The Beat Beneath My Feet is his feature directing debut.
The Beat Beneath My Feet features an original score of songs performed by Nicholas Galitzine with music by Geoff Jackson, Phillip Jewson and Paul Cartledge produced by Yellowboat Music. The film also includes the music of John Fairhurst as well as tracks by Kristeen Young, The Strypes, Radio Radio and Friday Club.
★★★★ “Playing out like School of Rock but with heart, The Beat Beneath My Feet is a wonderfully immersive and emotional film that encompasses a number of feelings throughout. Some stand-out sequences and great performances mean that this British film deserves to be seen on a wider scale.” – Movie Marker (Luke Walkley)
★★★★ “This film is for anyone who has ever played air guitar in the privacy of their bedroom… it’s about the nurture and realisation of an improbable dream, and it’s very nicely done.” – Brian Viner (The Daily Mail)
Tom, a teenage loner, dreams of becoming a rock star but feels thwarted by his God-fearing single mother, Mary. When an intimidating stranger moves into the flat below and plays loud rock music at all hours, Tom recognises him as disgraced guitarist, Max Stone, from rock band “Nothing”, who had disappeared presumed dead years earlier owing a fortune in unpaid tax. Tom agrees not to reveal him to the authorities on condition that Max, now known as Steve, teaches him rock guitar. As their relationship develops both man and boy navigate the path from rock hell to rock redemption.