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New Queer Drama ~ HipBeat

Love is revolution…
Angy is a political activist fighting against the system while searching for love in the Berlin queer community. They protest by day and rave at night in the underground of the city.

Based on true events, HipBeat is a narrative film that contains moments of realism- protests in Berlin provided inspiration. The film tells the story of a political activist fighting against the system while searching for love in the Berlin queer community. Inspired by the films of Jean Luc Goddard, John Cassevetees, Sidney Lumet, Martin Scorcese and Steve Mcqueen, HipBeat incorporates real elements of  LGBTQ+ lived experience into its plot.

Mother Earth Films, in association with FC Films, and Castle Matrix Productions, present this LGBTQ+ drama, which has been acquired by Indie Rights and is now available on digital download.

The film stars many promising actors, including Marie Céline Yildirim (Tatort, Pencil Knife Baton), Beatrix Michelet (Pink City), Andriana Manfredi (Another Girl, Days of Our Lives) and Filip Süt Rutkowski, Judy LaDivina and Helmut Wößner all make their acting debut. Samuel Kay Forrest, writer and director, also stars in the film.  Extraordinarily, the crew were arrested whilst making the film at anti-fascist protests, which is a testament to the threat of democracy in the modern world. Universally, there is a heightened feeling of political unrest and those involved in the film’s production wanted to encapsulate this feeling.

“Do yourself a favour and see this movie!”
~ Moviehole

“It is like ‘Easy Rider’ with Dresses instead of Motorcycles”
~ Film Threat

“An empowering and compassionate debut”
~ Exbeliner

Indie Rights CEO Linda Nelson commented: “We’re excited to be distributing HipBeat and are looking forward to finding an audience for the film.”

Samuel Kay Forrest, Writer and Director of the film, says: “The love revolution taking place in Berlin inspired me to start a conversation about love, gender, and politics.” 

Producers: Alexander Forrest, Ian Loughran, Beatrix Michelet, Gabriel Rufatto, Jochem van Bruggen, Marie Céline Yildirim
Executive Producers: Ansje van Brandenberg, Evelijn van Brandenberg, Martine Melloul
Director/Writer: Samuel Kay Forrest

Available now on digital download platforms ~ Apple TV, Amazon Prime, Dekkoo, YouTube, Google Play
Running time: 89 mins

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