Clayton Murdoch carries a terrible darkness inside him. As a boy he was exposed by his father, to murder and gang culture. With his father now in prison, Clayton struggles to overcome what he was groomed to become, in a city where every day there is a constant threat of violence and death.

Clayton channels his aggression into boxing: controlled, powerful, contained. However, when the violence starts to destroy his own family, Clayton loses control, and the darkness within him is unleashed. Now, to get the revenge against those who have taken his loved ones, he must ask the one man he fears the most for help, his father.

With everything around him falling apart and the full shocking fury in him let loose, Clayton must look death in the face and find out who is the man inside.

The Man Inside stars: Ashley ‘Bashy’ Thomas, Peter Mullan, David Harewood, Michelle Ryan and Jason Maza and will be released Summer 2012.

Violence, death, destruction, gangs, anger and troubled/unstable young black men.

It’s good to see another cheerful and uplifting film coming out of the UK independent film market.

7 replies »

  1. I saw the words ‘gang culture’ and that was it. I already don’t care about this film. And I see Jason Maza attached to another ‘urban’ film.

    Now I see why the likes of Noel Clarke and Aml Ameen take work overseas in the USA as well. Smart move as a Black actor NOT to be confused with selling out or being a sell out move. If we were in their shoes, we’d do the same. I’m hoping to see them on the same level of exposure as Chiwetel Ejiofor & Idris Elba one day. And although I’m not an Idris fan/stan I was very proud to see him in the Prometheus trailer yesterday. Love to see our actors escape the typecasting and secure BIG roles. There are two other older Black UK actors that seem to do well in Hollywood, one was in Rise of the planet of the apes and the other in The Lockout. I’ll list them here later.

    You stay here as an actor and get exposed to the same low budget, brain numbing shit. I’d be at Heathrow quick time bound for LAX for a casting call if this is all that’s being churned out.

    Excuse my tangent. Yet again not satisfied with what is coming out of this country.

  2. This isn’t even a straight to DVD this is a straight to TV, like most of these so called urban UK films all they are is dramas posing as films. I’ll watch it on TV but I ain’t paying to watch this.

  3. Looks like this is going to be an exaggerated portrayal of inner city life. Hopefully the acting will not be too cheesy and overly dramatic.

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April 2012
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