CRIME THRILLER EXPOSÉ
A dark and cruel crime thriller, Clubland is set at the dawn of the Acid House scene in the UK. It explores the fickle frailty of prejudices of the time and lifts the lid on relationships between London’s criminal underbelly, big business, and the establishment.
With the nostalgia of Godfather II and the hard-hitting realism of The Departed, the world that our protagonist Jake Winters is thrust into, takes no prisoners.
Follow Jake as he leaves behind his tight-knit covert intelligence team, to go it alone undercover in London’s clubland. Tasked to seek out who is behind the mass production of Ecstasy and Amphetamine.
Danger is around every corner in this murky labyrinth of drug dealers, gang bosses, corrupt police officers, white collar businessmen and greedy politicians.
IS CLUBLAND JUST ANOTHER GANGSTER MOVIE?
Clubland looks back to a time when working class kids across Britain reacted to the austerity of the day with an emergence of a sub-culture that promised unity, a sense of solidarity and even freedom. All bore out on the dancefloors of nightclubs across the land, leaving an indelible mark on all who experienced it.
This is a movie driven by the countless voices that lived through the heady times of the Acid House scene, who organised mass gatherings without social media and mobile phones, when all we had was landlines, bits of paper we called flyers and word of mouth.
An entire generation was moved by the beat and as the scene spread from underground to mainstream, we witnessed the last great cultural uprising. Inevitably lawmakers and lawbreakers encircled us like sharks at shoals of fish and preyed upon the masses. What ensues is a slice of history, hitherto untold.
“This is an excellent screenplay, that tells an intense, intricate, historical crime and drug story.”
"Clubland is a great dramatic undercover cop/gangster thriller with appeal to a broad audience. It’s littered with charismatic and layered characters and a fantastic setting:
The London club scene in the eighties.
Writer Amer Nazir manages to tell a very personal story in an interesting and entertaining way with atmospheric images, plenty of action and a pinch of humor.
As a director I love the fact that it’s very grown up in it’s storytelling, there's plenty of mystery and atmosphere and it's morally ambiguous, which gives me the tools to turn this script into a memorable film.”
Legacy of Lies, starring Scott Adkins
“I really enjoyed the immersion in London’s seedy underworld. Great characters, well painted. The violence is terrific and well drawn.”