Drawn Out is a very important film to us all, it’s more than just a film, it’s hope, a way out and a message to those caught up or stuck in negative situations they don’t want to be in. It’s a look at the reality rather than the sensationalisation of street life, ga ng life, violence and how easy it is to get drawn out. This means the film is harsh at times but we all felt it needed to be to reach those who are in harsh situations and to deal with the rawness of these issues. A partnership between Fully Focused, Arsenal in the Community and Ambitious Academy, we held over 25 workshops on a north London estate for 8 months, working with people on the estate affected by the issues the film deals with who had no experience of film-making, acting or script writing, to come up with the concept, work on the script, act in the film and work behind the scenes on set. 50% of the cast including one of the leads had never acted before, never been on screen and never been involved in anything like this before. There has been so much achievement from so many people involved already, the project has been a great success. With over 15 young participants from Elthorne and another 15 of the young team from Fully Focused plus some of the best cast and crew in the industry, we are so proud of what we have all achieved together and we are more than gassed about what this film can now go on to achieve. Creative Concept: Jon Jon Levi Hughes Emmanuel Nzeza Niah Dorsett Sami Nahum Jordan Aloye Karmen Royal Jay Jay Doyle Mbongo Jaden Lee Jaden Mcgibbon Josh Bacor Stazzy Javah Pasquine Shawdon Smith Director - Teddy Nygh Producers - Nick Bedu & Leah Henry Cinematography - Bani Mendy Editor - Adam Lewis Co-producers - Shawdon Smith & Jack Ironside #ShortFilm #DrawnOut #MYM 🚨SUBSCRIBE : https://bit.ly/subscribeMYM 📷INSTAGRAM : https://www.instagram.com/ukfullyfocused 🕊 TWITTER : https://www.twitter.com/ukfullyfocused 👨💻FACEBOOK : https://www.facebook.com/UKFullyFocused Ambitious Academy: https://www.instagram.com/aaislington
Nines, the London-based MC and XL Recordings artist, has shared a self-directed short film and announced details of a new album. Crop Circle features cameo appearances from J Hus, Mist, Mostack, and Kurupt FM’s Grindah and Beats among others. The half-hour long movie is described as "a gritty tale of life in London told with a ton of humour" and can be seen above.
The Chase follows the lives of a group of teenagers growing up in inner-city Nottingham. Shot on location and based on the real life experiences of young people living in Nottingham's inner-city community, The Chase explores the relationships, pressures, pain, violence, love, passion and creativity that combine to form the realities of their everyday lives. Predominantly starring and scripted by Nottingham's inner-city youth, The Chase features some of the cities rawest talent and a home grown Notts soundtrack. Whilst capturing the bleak reality of their day to day lives, The Chase is also a celebration of the humor, resilience, courage and creativity of the young people of inner-city Nottingham.