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Spotlight Premieres

You Instead

Director: David Mackenzie


North American Premiere |  Narrative Feature |  UK-SCOTLAND |  2011 |  HDCAM |  80 MIN


Shot on location at the world famous music festival
‘T in the Park’
American pop star, Adam, and minor British rock chick,
Morello, are playing at the same festival. The only
other thing they have in common is their mastery of
sarcastic wisecracks. As their childish spat escalates,
a mischievous preacher handcuffs them together as punishment, before
disappearing in to the crowd with the only key.
All attempts to break free are thwarted. Respective band mates and
romantic partners are caught in the crossfire but can only
look on as Adam and Morello begin to realise there is
no escape.


Director: David Mackenzie

Producer: Gillian Berrie, , not applicable

Cast: Luke Treadaway, Natalia Tena, Sophie Wu, Ruta Gedmintas, Kari Corbett

Screenwriter: Thomas Leveritt

Cinematographer: Giles Nuttgens

Editor: Jake Roberts

Director Bio

You Instead is director David Mackenzie’s seventh film. His last film, Perfect Sense premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. Hallam Foe, was the winner of eight international awards. Young Adam premiered in Cannes in 2003 and won several awards including the Best British Film at the Edinburgh Film Festival.


Sales Agent: Bankside Films

Print Source

Name: Stephen Kelliher


Phone: +44(0)2077343566


Screening Time

Friday March 18



Alamo Ritz 1

320 East 6th St


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