In 2019 Ninian Doff’s Boyz In The Wood opened up the Edinburgh Film Festival, then disappeared off the face of the earth, until now. It returns with a new name Get Duked!, new home Amazon Prime and a new Trailer!
The film tells the story of three rebellious teens are given one last chance to turn their lives around. So they set off and attempt to complete The Duke of Edinburgh Award trek, across the highlands.
Probably a very unique, bizarre film mixing dark comedy with the likes of Ready Or Not, class satire thrown in. Older generation versus the young generation, underachievers, capitalism today’s chaotic political system, sign me up!
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.
Get Duked! stars Eddie Izzard, Kate Dickey, Georgie Glen, James Cosmo and a breakout young cast featuring Samuel Bottomley, Viraj Juneja, Rian Gordon, and Lewis Gribben.
The film will premiere on Amazon Prime on 28th August.