Scoop Films has announced that its new feature The Beat Beneath My Feet has secured a theatrical release.

The film, which stars former Beverly Hills 90210 heartthrob Luke Perry, will be screened at Clapham Picturehouse on 9th November. Further screening dates will be confirmed soon.

News that Scoop Films has formalised a wider release for the film comes after its triumphant opening screening at London’s Raindance Film Festival last week.

The Beat Beneath My Feet, a deeply moving comedy drama set in London which also stars Lisa Dillon and newcomer Nicholas Galitzine, received rave reviews from a sell-out crowd at the Vue cinema in Piccadilly.

“This film is touching, emotional drama at its very best and deserves a huge audience” TheCultDen.com

“Impresses with its unique voice and endearingly catchy songs”

“The choice of Luke Perry to play an ageing rocker pays off hugely” The Hollywood News

Following the announcement that the film is getting closer to a broader commercial release, Luke Perry said: “The movie turned out great and I’m so pleased and proud of the team at Scoop Films, the Director, John Williams and all the crew for their great achievement.”

Producer Fiona Gillies added: “We’re so thankful to Raindance and Picturehouse for all the support they have shown the film and are loving the comments we’re getting from people who were at the screening. We look forward to bringing The Beat Beneath My Feet to the film-going public.”

Scoop Films also announced that it is crowd funding the next stage of the film’s distribution journey by partnering with innovative London startup CrowdShed. New finance will fund a marketing and distribution campaign to take the film to as wide an audience as possible.

The Beat Beneath My Feet is the debut feature directed by John Williams ((Hibernation, Paraphernalia) and was shot entirely on location in South London in 2013.

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Tom (Nick Galitzine) is a teenage loner with dreams of becoming a rock star, but he is thwarted by his God-fearing single mother, Mary (Lisa Dillon). Nick’s life takes a dramatic turn when an intimidating stranger moves into the flat below and plays loud rock music throughout the night. Tom recognises his new neighbour (Luke Perry) as Max Stone, a disgraced American guitarist who disappeared years earlier owing a fortune in unpaid tax and has been presumed dead. Tom agrees not to reveal Max to the authorities on condition that he teaches him the dark arts of rock guitar. As their relationship develops, Tom learns that there is a price to pay for living your dreams.

The film explores a number of complex themes: the relationship between teenagers and their parents, self-harming, school bullying, as well as the confusing joy of first love. Ultimately, the film reveals that you can only conquer your demons by finding the courage to face them down.

The Beat Beneath My Feet has a soundtrack of original music composed by Paul Cartledge, Geoff Jackson and Phillip Jewson, and new tracks produced by multi-Grammy winner Tony Visconti featuring Kristeen Young and Foo Fighters legend Dave Grohl. There are also six tracks from Blues artist John Fairhurst and songs by indie groups The Strypes, Friday Club, Radio Radio and Jazz Blaack.

Spotlight Pictures, a Los Angeles-based sales company, is the commercial representative for The Beat Beneath My Feet and worldwide distribution details will be announced soon. For the latest information visit: www.spotlight-pictures.com

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Scoop Films’ previous feature, City Slacker stars Oscar-nominated Tom Conti and Fiona Gillies and can be seen on Sky Movies. It premiered at the 2012 Raindance Film Festival where it was nominated for Best UK Feature. It also won Best Feature at the Crystal Palace International Film Festival and was nominated for the British Independent Film Awards.

What they’re saying about The Beat Beneath My Feet…A series of shout out lines from the screening…..
“It made me laugh, then it made me cry. Then it made me laugh again. A wonderfully emotional and uplifting story.”

“I want to see it again already”

“Luke Perry is amazing. He looks rougher and edgier than he did in Beverly Hills 90210, but he is still gorgeous and really rocks!”

“Good storytelling, good music. What’s not to like…”

“Nick Galiztine is a star of the future.”

“Luke Perry is intense and brilliant.”

‘This film is all about the guitar, but more than anything it will pull at your heart strings.”

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