1234 tells the story of bespectacled Stevie, who endures a job he despises alongside and call center colleague/drummer extraordinaire Neil. When they persuade the ambitious Billy and talented Emily to start a new band, the possibility they might be onto something good presents itself. With a demo to tout, they set off down the well-trodden path of record companies and gig venues in hopes of conquering the British indie music scene.
Directors: Giles Borg
Starring: Matthew Bynton, Kieran Bew, Ian Bonar, Lyndsey Marshal
Running Time: 90 Mins
Region: Region 2
Bespectacled Stevie and call centre colleague/drummer extraordinaire Neil have been kicking around in bands for quite a while with little success. But when they persuade the ambitious Billy and his cute friend Emily to start a new band, things start to look up. As they set out on the hard road to conquer the British indie music scene, Stevie finds he has to manage the tensions developing within the band while keeping his own aspirations in check. Executive produced by Radiohead guitarist Ed O'Brien and with a fantastic soundtrack, director Giles Borg anchors 1234 with an authenticity that feels refreshingly natural.
A heartwarming. honest and witty film, 1234 features a talented cast of up-and-coming young British actors, including Ian Bonar (Atonement, Starter for Ten), Lyndsey Marshal (The Hours), Kieron Bew (The Street) and Matthew Baynton (Gavin & Stacey).
Giles Borg and Simon Kearney Audio Commentary