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Director David Mackenzie said one of the factors of him casting Natalia Tena and Luke Treadaway was that they both had musical experience saying "Luke's first movie called Brothers of the Head (2005) involved him and his brother playing in some proto-punk band, and Natalia's got her own band called Molotov Jukebox who are very good." See more »
You Instead (Accoustic Version)
Written by Luke Treadaway
Performed by The Make
Produced by R. Capuano and C. Shelswell
Additional vocals by Nicola Leighton
Recorded at The Doghouse, Glasfow
Engineered by Sean Kerwin
Published by L. Treadaway/ R. Capuano/ C. Shelswell/ Sigma Film Ltd See more »
This is the real McCoy: visceral, authentic and very funny.
You Instead is as close as it gets to being at a music festival without actually being there. Right from the start the audience is wholly immersed in the festival atmosphere. This is, in part, down to the crew shooting the entirety of the film at the T in the Park event in Scotland and featuring the artists performing there (Biffy Clyro and Joe Mango to name two).
Director David Mackenzie took the two actors and their supporting cast and literally dropped them in it. Up to their knees in mud at times and performing amongst a genuine crowd of revellers from start to finish. Luke Treadaway and Natalia Tena are more than convincing as frontmen of their respective bands, largely helped by Tena's burgeoning career as a musician with her group Molotov Jukebox.
You Instead takes brilliant advantage of an environment where the rules of daily life no longer apply. The result is a film populated with larger than life characters in a world we rarely get a glimpse of, and it's a great fun place to spend an hour and a half.
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