Currently doing the festival circuit!
A Bastet Productions Film
In Association with Little Boffins Ltd
WATCH THE TEASER!
When an arrogant Black tech grad meets up with his estranged friend - a Black amateur boxer in East
London - bitter tensions rise when issues from their past resurface.
Samuel meets old mate Kofi at an East London park. It’s been a long while. It’s awkward.
Kofi says that although it’s been ages, he is going to ask his girlfriend Marsha to marry him and wants Samuel to be his best man. Samuel is surprised but accepts.
Kofi suggests a quick boxing spar, for old times sake, as he works at the gym and has some kit with him. Samuel declines and makes excuses to leave; Kofi doesn’t push. Instead he alludes to Samuel always being absent, irking Samuel. He blames Kofi for having his ‘issues’ - mental health problems back when Samuel wasn’t equipped to be there for him. Kofi replies that that’s when he needed him most.
Samuel gets lost in a daydream of punches. Kofi tells him to stop but Samuel won’t hear it. He’s enraged. Then, bam! Kofi defensively knocks Samuel down.
He asks if Samuel is okay; he’s here if he wants to talk. Samuel looks at his old friend, and indicates that might be a good idea.
Screenings and Awards
Between 19th and 25th August, Hackney Downs will be screening at Glasgow Film Theatre before all screenings of NOPE, as part of the We Are Parable's nationwide Who We Are Season, supporting and celebrating Black cinema around the world.
Aesthetica Film Festival - Friday 4th November 2022 - Friargate, 19:30 - 21:00
Dinamo Festival for equality in Sports - 6th of October 2022
Mentone Film Festival - 9th November 2022
Michael P. Spencer
Executive Producer: Liam Nugent
Executive Producer: Jamie Noel
Steadicam Operator: Akhilesh Patel
Focus Puller: Courtney Andrews
Gaffer: Kevin Malbas
Sound mixer: Özkan Coşgun
Boom Operator: Gökhan Kırtaş
2nd AC: Louis Fleury
Fight Director: Rajesh Rishudeo
Boxing Trainer: Ndy Okoronkwo
Hair and Makeup Designer: Dorita Nissen
Make-Up artist: Lily Simmonds
Costume designer: Rosie Mitchell
Production Assistant: Andrea Catinella
Runner: Melanie Urcel
Location Manager: Rita Franz - KO Boxing