If you’re in the UK, something wicked is heading your way… Burning Men, from Munro Films, in association with Lightbulb Film Distribution, arrives in select theaters beginning March 1st. It’s a British rock & roll road movie with an unearthly twist, and here’s hoping those of us who are Stateside will be able to check it out soon as well!
We have the Burning Men trailer, artwork, and a few stills below. It’s described as “a bravura piece of filmmaking – a rare portrait of today’s England – from the urban hustle of London to the eerie East Anglian fens and the desolate Northumbrian moors.” The film’s director/co-writer is Jeremy Wooding (Blood Moon); his co-writer is famed music journalist Neil Spencer. Burning Men stars Ed Hayter, Aki Omoshaybi, and Elinor Crawley.
Shot mostly in Point-of-View (POV), it is the first of its kind. With a talented young cast, the film is by turns charming, scary, funny, and moving. It comes with an evocative score by guitarist Justin Adams (who has worked with Robert Plant for decades), which will also see a vinyl release in February 2019.
When young musicians Ray (Hayter) and Don (Omoshaybi) are evicted from their South London squat, they decide to sell their precious vinyl collection and fly to Memphis in search of their destiny. Frustrated by the shortfall in funds, they steal an “uber-rare” Black Metal record at a Camden record fair and head out of town to sell it. As they drive north in their beaten-up Volvo Amazon, picking up hitchhiker Susie (Crawley) en route, they find themselves stalked by dark forces apparently unleashed by the “devil disc” they have stolen.