“Nothing Ever Happens In The Highlands”

Amazon has debuted the first trailer for the Scottish horror-comedy Get Duked!, about a drug-fuelled camping trip gone wrong for four city neds.

Written and directed by Ninian Doff in his feature directorial debut, the film follows a group of city neds that head into the Scottish Highlands for an orienteering program, they get more than they bargained for, stumbling onto a creepy group of locals, a murder, and psychedelic drugs.

Amazon acquired the film after its festival run, starting with a world premiere as the 2019 opening Midnight Movie at SXSW under the title Boyz In The Wood.

Here’s the trailer –

The synopsis reads –

“Dean, Duncan and DJ Beatroot are teenage pals from Glasgow who embark on the character-building camping trip — based on a real-life program — known as the Duke of Edinburgh Award, where foraging, teamwork and orienteering are the order of the day. Eager to cut loose and smoke weed in the Scottish Highlands, the trio finds themselves paired with straight-laced Ian, a fellow camper determined to play by the rules. After veering off-path into remote farmland that’s worlds away from their urban comfort zone, the boys find themselves hunted down by a shadowy force hell-bent on extinguishing their futures. From writer-director Ninian Doff — making his feature debut after a slew of award-winning music videos and short films for artists including Run the Jewels, Miike Snow, Migos, and Mykki Blanco — comes an anarchic satire of generational politics, hip-hop loving farmers and hallucinogenic rabbit droppings that pits the youth of tomorrow against the status quo of yesterday.”

The cast includes Samuel Bottomley, Rian Gordon, Lewis Gribben, Viraj Juneja, Kate Dickie, Kevin Guthrie, Jonathan Aris, Georgia Glen, Alice Lowe, Brian Pettifer, with James Cosmo and Eddie Izzard.

Get Duked! will be available to stream via Amazon on August 28th.

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