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Bespectacled cardigan-wearer Stevie (guitar, vocals) endures a job he despises and can't get a girlfriend, but at least he has music. With a demo to tout, Stevie beats a path to record company doors, but finds he has to manage the tensions developing within the band while keeping his own aspirations in check.

A spirited independent film about the spirit of independence, Giles Borg's knowing, warm and witty film feels original and honest. The soundtrack is a killer!

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“If I had the money, I'd come round to your house, set up a projector and make you watch it.” — Empire

“Unpretentious, well-observed and genuinely, joyously sweet-natured. This is a ray of (rare) London sunshine, the most universally liked film of the festival.” — InContention.com

“Indie band insider Giles Borg crafts a portrait of an aspiring rock group that's as short and sweet as a perfect pop song.” — Times Online

“Looks set to be a sleeper hit.” — The Independent

“Contains all the elements of cool that could catapult it to Trainspotting status.” — Fest21.com

“Giles Borg's feature debut triumphs in its understatement... with a naturalistic script packed with off-beat humour and sharp camerawork.” — Eye For Film

“A quietly impressive feature debut by writer-director Giles Borg... a name to monitor.” — Variety

“Full of dry and ironic banter and likeable performances.” — TheHollywoodReporter.com

“Our favourite films of the London Film Festival: Slumdog, Gonzo, Che & 1234.” — Popbitch

“Thoroughly entertaining and hugely involving.” — Shadows@LFF