SPWA originally acquired the film under the title “You Instead” after its world premiere at the 2011 Glasgow Film Festival, followed by a US premiere at SXSW Film Festival. SPWA will distribute all other US media.
The cast includes Luke Treadaway, Natalia Tena, Alastair MacKenzie, Gavin Mitchell and Sophie Wu. Thomas Leveritt wrote the script, and the film was produced by Gillian Berrie.
Shot over four days at Scotland’s T in the Park music festival, the film follows an indie music star and a punk-rock girl band leader who get into a backstage fight and find themselves handcuffed together and unable to be separated, even to perform their gigs.
The deal was negotiated by Roadside’s Howard Cohen and SPWA’s Michael Helfand, executive VP of business affairs.
Here’s the film’s UK trailer, under its old title: