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Synopsis

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.

Details

Year
2000
Type of film
Features
Format
35mm Kodak
Director
Newton I Aduaka 1st Feature
Producer
Maria-Elena L'Abbate, Newton I. Aduaka
Editor
Marcela Cuneo
Screenwriter
Newton I. Aduaka
Director of Photography
Carlos Arango
Sound
Philip Schmassman
Music
Ninja Tune, Big Dada, Jazz Fudge, Son Records, Redhed
Principal Cast
Fraser Ayres, Shaun Parkes, John Pickard

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Production Company

Granite Filmworks
Contacts: Newton Aduaka, Maria-Elena L'Abbate
17 Willow Road
London NW3 1TZ
Tel: 020 77944599
Fax: 020 7794 4599
marilab@compuserve.com

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