UP AND COMING UK FILMS: VICTIM AND LETHAL

Victim

Pure Film productions will release two “Urban” feature length films in 2011.

First up is the film VICTIM.

VICTIM tells the story of a young man’s attempt to break out of a cycle of violence

Backed by the film production arm of Pure Music, VICTIM is a vibrant and authentic picture of the consequences of crime, and how one young person will finally escape from this dangerous trap.  Inspired by true events, the script was written by actors Ashley Chin (‘Cherry Tree Lane’) and Michael Maris (‘The Bill’), who contacted fellow actor Jason Maza (‘Fish Tank,  ‘Shifty’ ’Rise of the Footsoldiers’) to be producer.  All three will star in a film set to mark a change in the portrayal of urban life.

When country-girl TIA comes to stay with her cousin in the city, little does she realise that her naivety will disturb the delicate balance of cousin DAVINA and her group of friends.  Living the good life on a career of crime, DAVINA’s friend TYSON struggles to be a parent to his teenage sister NYLA.   Getting to know TIA allows TYSON to see a way out of his violent life.   But TIA’s blossoming romance is a consequence that DAVINA had not envisaged, and DAVINA begins to plot a terrible revenge.

With a sizzling soundtrack from the Pure Music label, and cameos from the most exciting emerging talent of the UK film industry such as Adam Deacon (‘4-3-2-1’ and ‘Kidulthood’) and Leo Gregory (‘Green Street’), along with stars of the urban music world Bashy, Snakeyman and Giggs,  VICTIM is set for release in February 2011.

And next we have “Urban” horror flick LETHAL which started filming yesterday.

LETHAL follows the story of Mikey, a young man seeking to fit in with his peers having moved to this new area, the notorious Highfield Estate.  Highfield has become a hot bed of criminal activity, a no go area for the police.  With incidents of gang related knife crime at an all-time high the government and local council were left with very little alternative than to propose an extensive redevelopment of the entire area. Mikey’s new found friends have all experienced ‘Highfield Estate’ first hand, having grown up there, the constant police and crime scene tape has become an everyday occurrence.  With practically all flats now boarded up, a challenge is set to Mikey to stay in Highfield Estate for a whole night…. alone.  An initiation into the crew.  He willingly accepts, but neither his friends or Mikey could be prepared for what then lies in store…

LETHAL is set to become Britain’s biggest, goriest, most original slasher movies of the decade. Written as the first part of a trilogy, with a second instalment picking up the story following the bloody aftermath of events of LETHAL! And the third instalment LETHAL- ‘The Beginning’ going back to trace the origins of this trail of bloody violence!!

LETHAL CAST -Red Madrell (Adulthood, Kidulthood), Kathryn Prescott (Skins), Jay Brown (The Hunters, Outlaw, Baseline), Michael Obiora (Misfits, Hotel Babylon), Michael Wildman (The Bourne Ultimatum, Harry Potter), Paul Anderson (The Firm, Sherlock), Don Klass (Adulthood)

So there you have it. Crime, revenge, gore, romance, council estates, death, road man antics, URBAN!

I will post trailers once they become available.

3 replies »

  1. always fresh!!!!!… so no astronauts.. no films about child abuse… no films about college life…. no films about babies!!! or little ones doing other stuff other than surviving the streets……
    no art films…. just urban!!!.. brilliant!!!

  2. **taking a sip of my egg nog latte and got to this part**

    “Backed by the film production arm of Pure Music, VICTIM is a vibrant and authentic picture of the consequences of crime…”

    As soon as I saw the word crime, I put my cup down and rolled my damn eyes.

    **goes back to reading**

    You said it Janice
    “So there you have it. Crime, revenge, gore, romance, council estates, death, road man antics, URBAN!”

    I’m not excited by these projects and I wasn’t excited when I saw them being hyped up during filming and were being tweeted about.

    I’ll wait for the trailers, which I’ll post my thoughts on. Then see the films and post my views on them also.

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