When the three biggest losers at their school are chosen to compete for the Duke of Edinburgh Award, the boys – Dean, Duncan and DJ Beatroot (not his real name really) – have to make their way across the Scottish Highlands accompanied by the nerd Ian. A huge sign about missing children at the start of the trek bodes ill.

The hunt is opened in Boyz in the Wood. A duke watches through his binoculars while the clueless teens complain about fresh air and use their map to smoke really flammable hash. This initiates a bizarre game of cat and mouse, full of idiotic decisions and wacky plot twists. Lightning-fast editing and two paranoid local cops complete the chaos in Ninian Doff's directorial debut. Want to chuck in a message about the inter-generational gap? Why not!

Filmmaker
Ninian Doff
Country
USA, United Kingdom
Year
2019
Medium
DCP
Length
87’
Language
English
Producer
Matthew Plouffe, Tobey Maguire, Brian Coffey, Laura Tunstall
Production Company
Material Pictures, The Highland Midgie, Nowhere
Sales
Endeavor Content
Writer
Ninian Doff
Cinematography
Patrick Meller
Editor
Ninian Doff, Ross Hallard
Production Design
Tom Sayer
Music
Alex Menzies, S-Type
Cast
Viraj Juneja, Samuel Bottomley, Lewis Gribben, Rian Gordon, Eddie Izzard, Kate Dickie, James Cosmo