- Official UK Trailer for Indie Film “Scott and Sid” Starring Tom Blyth and Richard Mason
- Dreamchasers Film has released the UK trailer for “Scott and Sid”, directed by Scott Elliott and Sid Sadowskyj, starring Tom Blyth and Richard Mason. The film is based on inspiring true story.
Filmmakers Scott Elliott and Sid Sadowskyj are schoolfriends and spent their formative years running creative businesses in New Zealand and Leeds. Afterwards they made Scott & Sid, the (slightly) fictionalised, fantastical story of their lives.
"It was Career Day at school, I was fifteen years old and I told the career guy I wanted to be a film director and make a million a year. He took me to the headmaster, who showed me his £34,000 paycheque and said, ‘Scott, this is perhaps a more realistic goal.’"
Scott Elliott said this was the spark that kicked off a fifteen-year quest to make a movie.
Both directors raised a budget and started to shoot the film in 2014. The film is set to open in UK cinemas + on VOD/DVD starting March 2018.
Schoolboys Scott (Richard Mason) and Sid (Tom Blyth) are isolated, underachieving and a little lost when Scott transfers to Sid’s school as a teen. Sid is the withdrawn, awkward son of an alcoholic mother and absent father, who just wants to work hard, get through his exams and escape into his own life.
Scott, meanwhile, is an unloved foster child who’s been expelled from multiple schools, rootless and uncontainable. Neither receives much encouragement from their parents or teachers, but as their friendship takes root they find something in each other that enables them to glimpse a bigger goal.
Despairing of the compromise and limited ambitions around them, and in defiance of the low expectations that everyone has for them, Scott and Sid write a list of goals and begin pursuing each one in turn to create a better life. The withdrawn, overly serious Sid is inspired by Scott’s wild and untamed spirit, while Scott draws strength from Sid’s boundless work ethic and determination to get ahead.
They become ‘Dreamchasers’, building their whole lifestyle and ideology around pushing themselves farther and faster than anyone expects. Fuelled by ambition and entrepreneurial spirit they launch two successful businesses while still at school, and by their late teens they’re reaching for the stars – even if it means putting themselves in real danger from gangsters and loan sharks.
- source : Firstshowing