Award Winning Indie Heist Dramedy SCHEMERS From Filmmaker Dave Mclean Is Coming To UK Cinemas This May
Black Factory Films and Munro Films are excited to announce that the multi award-winning SCHEMERS will be hitting UK cinemas from 8th May.
SCHEMERS is the first full length feature film to be made in Dundee, based on the true story surrounding David McLean's stream of ambitious gigs in 1980's, these included Simple Minds, XTC, Ultravox, The Skids & Iron Maiden to name just a few! The film won the Audience Award at Edinburgh Film Festival and was recently awarded Best Director & Best Actor at the New York Winter Film Awards.
Shot in and around Dundee using local talent, SCHEMERS celebrates youthful ambition and features a great classic indie soundtrack from 70s & 80s. The film stars an incredible up and coming cast showcasing leading man 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).
Davie (Conor Berry) is a dreamer from the council schemes, 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.
SCHEMERS was written by music manager David McLean as a way to share the remarkable stories behind his early years in the music business as a fledgling promoter. From organising some of the most ambitious gigs Dundee has ever seen, David moved to London to promote some of the worlds biggest bands, where he worked with Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins, Pearl Jam & Green Day. Following on from this David went on to manage one of the most internationally successful bands of the last 20 years, Placebo.
David is excited to share his latest adventure with the world saying "I'm buzzing about the release, can’t believe the positive reaction ever since Edinburgh Film Festival, Mexico, Russia, USA, Japan all have had great reactions - I am happy to have actually made it to getting a cinema release!"
SCHEMERS WILL BE COMING TO UK CINEMAS FROM MAY 8
About Black Factory Films
Black Factory Films was set up by Dave McLean and Alex Weston to produce a series of films linking drama with music. Schemers is their debut film and features the early years of Dave McLean's promoting escapades in Dundee. Future projects concern the prequel and sequels to Schemers as well as a spin off TV series.
About Munro Films
Launched in 2011, Munro Films brings award-winning, highly-acclaimed British and international independent films to UK and Irish cinema screens. This includes British comedy drama Eaten by Lions, The Receptionist, Brawl in Cell Block 99, Bruce Barry’s Tawai – A Voice from the Forest, Q Magazine’s Best Film 2017 Bunch of Kunst (A Film about Sleaford Mods), Cobain: Montage of Heck, the BAFTA-nominated Northern Soul, Liv Ullmann’s Miss Julie, McLaren and the Academy Award-shortlisted The Fencer.