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News release - Issued by Scott and Sid

Everyman, York, to host Yorkshire Premiere for independent film, SCOTT AND SID

Cast and crew of new feature film Scott and Sid will walk the red carpet when newly-opened Everyman York hosts the Yorkshire premiere of the film.

Having never written, produced or directed a film before, Scott Elliott and Sid Sadowskyj have made their film dream a reality by bringing their true story of triumph against adversity to UK cinemas on 9th March.

Scott Elliott, said: “Filming in York was amazing as it is such a beautiful city. To hold the Yorkshire Premiere at this location is truly a privilege.”

On 7th March, both Elliott and Sadowskyj will participate in a Q and A following the premiere screening and many notable Yorkshire faces will be in attendance.

An inspirational true story about two unlikely school friends from Yorkshire, SCOTT AND SID was filmed across York, Leeds and Bradford and producers are excited about bringing the film to the people of Yorkshire.

Sid Sadowskyj, added: “…It will be a busy night, but definitely one to remember!"

The event at Everyman York will follow the world premiere at The Ham Yard Hotel, London and on 8th March, Q&A screenings will take place at Everyman Harrogate and Everyman Leeds.

A spokesperson for Everyman, said: “Everyman are pleased to bring 3 screenings of Scott & Sid, the producers debut feature, to audiences in Yorkshire.”

The film will be released in cinemas on 9th March and released on DVD and Digital Download on 12th March.

Check out the trailer here:

Schoolboys Scott (Richard Mason) and Sid (Tom Blyth) are isolated, underachieving and a little lost when Scott transfers to Sid's school as a teen. Sid is the withdrawn, awkward son of an alcoholic mother and absent father, who just wants to work hard, get through his exams and escape into his own life. Scott, meanwhile, is an unloved foster child who's been expelled from multiple schools, rootless and uncontainable. Neither receives much encouragement from their parents or teachers, but as their friendship takes root they find something in each other that enables them to glimpse a bigger goal. Despairing of the compromise and limited ambitions around them, and in defiance of the low expectations that everyone has for them, Scott and Sid write a list of goals and begin pursuing each one in turn to create a better life. The withdrawn, overly serious Sid is inspired by Scott's wild and untamed spirit, while Scott draws strength from Sid's boundless work ethic and determination to get ahead. They become 'Dreamchasers', building their whole lifestyle and ideology around pushing themselves farther and faster than anyone expects. Fuelled by ambition and entrepreneurial spirit they launch two successful businesses while still at school, and by their late teens they're reaching for the stars - even if it means putting themselves in real danger from gangsters and loan sharks.

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