Coming of Age | 100 mins | 2012

Spike Island is the story of five 16 year old boys who are die-hard fans of The Stone Roses, a band whose place in music history is unsurpassed.

Festivals & Awards

Official Selection London Film Festival 2012
Official Selection Dinard Film Festival 2013

Cast & Credits

Director: Mat Whitecross
Cast: Elliott Tittensor, Nico Mirallegro, Jordan Murphy, Adam Long, Oliver Heald, Emilia Clarke, Lesley Manville


School is nearly over for summer (and forever) for five 16-year-old Lads from Manchester.

A nostalgic snapshot of Britain in the early 1990's this is a fictional story set against a real event - UK bank The Stone Roses' legenday gig of May 27th 1990 at Spike Island in Widnes.

The film follows the exploits of Stone Roses fans and wannabe band SHADOWCASTER Gary 'Tits' Titchfield, Darren 'Dodge' Howard, Chris 'Zippy' Weeks, 'Little' Gaz Duffy and 'Penfold' Andrew Peach'.

Nothing will stop our boys from seeing their heroes on stage, this is the story of their journey and the 72 hours across which their friendships are tested and their future is shaped-together or apart.

Press & Reviews

Bankside seals Spike Island, Everyday deals | Screen International
SPIKE ISLAND review - Screen International
Stone Roses-inspired film Spike Island will be adored - The Sun
Universal Pictures, Vertigo to Release Film Set at Legendary Stone Roses Concert in U.K., Ireland - The Hollywood Reporter