Set in Manchester, England in 1990, Weekender tells the story of two best mates Matt and Dylan who decide to hold an illegal weekend rave party, instead of spending their time stealing from pub landlords. After a successful first night, the two friends seize the opportunity to turn it into a business venture. However, their success gets the attention of others in the rave party business, who start taking an interest in what the boys are doing. When Matt and Dylan get invited to parties in Ibiza and Amsterdam and attract the attention of top dog John the Rat, their friendship is tested as they are plunged into the dark and seedy depths of the rave underworld.
Weekender premiered in the UK at the Edinburgh International Film Festival in June last month (2011) and is due to have a UK release in September. Weekender was filmed on location in Spain, England and the Netherlands. The screenplay was written by Chris Coghill.
Starring: Jack O'Connell, Henry Lloyd-Hughes, Zawe Ashton, Emily Barclay, Dean Andrews, Richard Riddell and Ben Batt