Schemers (2020)

  • Comedy, Drama
  • 1h 31m

We’re so thrilled to bring Dundee’s very own Schemers to DCA at Home!

Set at the tail end of the 1970s, Schemers tells the real-life story of director Dave Mclean (played by newcomer Conor Berry), as he chances his way through his twenties, getting into scrapes (and generally in over his head), turning to the world of music promotion to make some money and, importantly, to impress girls; namely Shona, played by Tara Lee (Moon Dogs, Eastenders). As Davie and his two pals Scot and John bounce from one shambolic gig to the next, finding themselves deeper and deeper in debt to the local mob, they stumble across a potential solution to their problems – booking an up-and-coming heavy metal band called Iron Maiden to play the Caird Hall. What could possibly go wrong?

With a uniquely Dundonian sense of wit, plenty of DIY punk spirit, a cast of colourful characters and positively filled to the brim with familiar locations, Schemers is an unabashed love letter to Dundee itself, and the people who make up our city.

If there’s one film we know that Dundee audiences have been excited to see (or see again!) it’s Schemers.


Dave McLean






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