Stones is a true life story based on the experiences of singer Alexander McKay.
After Alex’s band, Sone, derails in California he’s forced to return to the UK to start over. Alex finds his voice again, as a singer songwriter, but his hopes of reigniting his career are threatened by excessive drinking.
As the booze takes hold, his girlfriend, Jen, throws him out, and he loses his job when he is booed off stage for being too drunk. In the midst of this his manager, who has heard enough to line up a potential recording deal, is chasing him to write some new material.
When a friend from his college days, Rachel, sees Alex sleeping rough and takes pity on him, he has one last chance to get his act together. But though he desperately wants to succeed, he can’t stay away from the sauce.
It is only when he finally reaches rock bottom that Rachel is able to help Alex see what he is doing to himself and those around him. But Alex is still obsessed with Jen. Can he stay sober, start writing again, and finally notice the love that is right under his nose, or will his obsessions and addictions drag him back down?
Stones begins at the point where Alex’s life is unravelling under the pressure of booze and deadlines. Struggling to come to grips with life’s tough choices, he must ultimately discover what is most important to him.
It’s a story of addiction and obsession, friendship and laughter, denial and redemption. It is a love story that grows from the trenches of booze and desperation, a film that makes its point with a light touch.
Stones is a true story, a real story, an opportunity to give a talented musician the opportunity to
re-launch his career. Because we all deserve one last chance, don’t we?
Stones has an original soundtrack brimming with salt and soul, making it an experience to be seen and heard. If you put the films Once, Crazy Heart and Leaving Las Vegas into a blender, you’d get an intoxicating movie cocktail called Stones.