Set around youths in contemporary London, where cultures, class and race intermingle and influence each other freely and adopted American street style is the fashion of the day. Three teenagers, Jamie aka Rage, a rebellious rapper, Godwin (G), an introverted pianist, and Thomas (T), a forlorn DJ in search of a cause, find themselves in a slow spiral which begins to erode their bond of friendship after a botched-up attempt at a burglary fuelled by desparation. They are not professional thieves but teenagers in pursuit of a dream, to cut a hip hop record. Their failed act will sound a wake-up call which forces them to re-evaluate the true nature of their friendship, as their denied separate paths creep in.
Was their dream and friendship about making a record or based on a subconscious need of helping each other on their journeys of self-discovery and awakening? Hovering in the background of our protagonists' story are Jamie's friend and mentor Marcus, an elderly Rastafarian with a flawed wisdom and a penchant for marijuana which he cannot afford, and Jamie's single mother Ellen, a young woman struggling to navigate her children through the mine-filled existence of a London council estate where the resident charismatic drug lord Pin rules supreme.
- Type of film
- 35mm Kodak
- Newton I Aduaka 1st Feature
- Maria-Elena L'Abbate, Newton I. Aduaka
- Marcela Cuneo
- Newton I. Aduaka
- Director of Photography
- Carlos Arango
- Philip Schmassman
- Ninja Tune, Big Dada, Jazz Fudge, Son Records, Redhed
- Principal Cast
- Fraser Ayres, Shaun Parkes, John Pickard