When fifteen-year-old Shay hears the music of The Clash for the first time, it’s a revelation, opening up a new world of social consciousness and anti-establishment defiance beyond anything he’s known in his dead-end London suburb. Drawn into the heart of the city’s burgeoning punk scene, he forges two relationships that will change his life, falling in love with rebellious cool girl Vivian and finding an unexpected connection with none other than The Clash’s electrifying frontman, Joe Strummer.
Propelled by a blistering soundtrack that bounces from The Clash to The Ramones to Buzzcocks, this film captures the sound and spirit of a scene that shook the world.
Official Selection BFI London Film Festival 2016 - Sonic Strand
- Type of film
- Running Time
- 92 mins
- Derrick Borte
- Sofia Sondervan, Christine Vachon, Tom Butterfield
- Executive Producer
- Alastair Burlingham, Lee Vandermolen, Charlie Dombek, Angel Chen, Dennis Mykytyn
- Matthew Brown
- Director of Photography
- Hubert Taczanowski
- Principal Cast
- Daniel Huttlestone, Dougray Scott, Natascha McElhone, Nell Williams, Jonathan Rhys Meyers