Hot off the back of its critically acclaimed US release, Evolutionary Films are releasing Andrew Gibson’s award-winning counter culture film GUTTERBUG in the UK on 7th September 2020.
Homelessness, drugs and toxic friends hold a tight grip on ‘Bug’ as he tries to return home on his 21st birthday. Described as having “cult classic written all over it” with numerous comparisons to the smash hit Trainspotting “both in subject and in quality”, GUTTERBUG is a film about a young man’s human experience as he struggles with the demands of conformity.
After running away from home, ‘Bug’ finds his place in the underbelly of society, among the counter culture of anti-establishment street punks.
But three years later, ‘Bug’ hits rock bottom when he is pulled from a wrecked car and revived in the back of an ambulance - only to awaken the next morning handcuffed to a hospital bed.
Unbeknownst to ‘Bug’, he’s closer to home than he’s been in years. Lost in a fog of pain medication, ‘Bug’ revisits memories from before the accident, journeying through the high times of his “crust punk” life: in short “sex, drugs and rock and roll.”
But eventually, the high wears off and untreated depression, rejection, and suicidal ideation set in. On his 21st birthday, his new companion, Jenny - who has her own demons - asks ‘Bug’ how he wants to spend his special day. Through the haze, he has a moment of clarity: “I want to go home.” From there, ‘Bug’ and his crew of misfits lead us down an adrenaline packed, drug-fuelled adventure to return to the life he left behind.