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SUMMER SALE – Film Boutique Membership – GRAB IT NOW!

Kush ‘Film Boutique’ Membership
Summer Sale Now On!

 

We have great new for you!

This year we are celebrating 20 years of creating a platform for black filmmakers and public access to the best in mainstream and independent black films!

To be able to sustain the work we do and hopefully carry on for many more years to come; we need forward-thinking commitment from our wider film-fan community and regular patrons so we are asking everyone to help us build and improve our services to you our supporters by taking out Membership.

To encourage everyone further we are having a big SUMMER SALE and have reduced the price of membership – Annual ‘Single’ Membership now is only £100 (£15 off the normal annual price, working out at roughly £8.33 for 12 annual screenings per year / non-members pay £15 per screening – that’s a whooping saving of over £6.50 per screening)

Check out all the benefits of taking out our ‘Film Boutique’ Membership whilst watching the best films first in a great atmosphere at the UK’s No 1 black film club.

Members even get a FREE DRINK on entry at each screening throughout their membership. Membership is also very cost-effectively, saving you over a whooping £60 per year on the normal admission price of £15 per screening if you are a non-member.

Get ready to start enjoying the best black/urban film releases whilst enjoying your special membership benefits!

Also as a member get to hear about all the latest film releases and our Film Boutique events in advance then you can book & reserve seats first. Events happen monthly currently at the Regent Street Cinema, 309 Regent St, Lon, W1B 2UW with other new venues to come. We hope to see you at future event which generally take place on a Thursday evening (next event 26th July).

 

 

 

 

 

Kush Film Boutique annual Membership.

Single Membership: £115 £100
Joint Membership: £195  £180

(Joint membership is strictly for married partners and couples who will attend together only)

Enjoy These Special Benefits:

  • Save money (up to 35% annually)
  • Exclusive Film Boutique Membership Card
  • No queuing & allowed into screen first (Just show membership card)
  • Free glass of wine/beer or soft drink at the bar
  • Advance notice of all screenings
  • Able to reserve your favourite seats in advance
  • Bring along a guest (Your guest pays only £12 instead of £15)
  • Occasional sponsored gifts /competition goodies for members only
  • Discounted tickets at other select (but not all) non Film Boutique Kush events elsewhere

SIGN-UP HERE
www.membermojo.co.uk/kushfilms


 

#Windrush70 Full Programme

 

Kush Films
is Proud to Present

#Windrush70…

Streets Paved With Gold

A special 70th Year Windrush Anniversary Film Screening Event remembering the history of migration from the Caribbean and the continuing story of present day migration and how this has transformed England and the rest of Europe!

Presenting a programme of powerful short films reflecting the Windrush era and also present day migration and the troubling stories of migrant enslavement in Libya. This will be supported by a memorable live Streets Paved With Gold theatrical performance by Leicester actor Victor Richards all commemorating the ‘Windrush’ generation and the powerful story of mass-migration with an emphasis on those that first arrived from the Caribbean;  70 years ago on the ship Empire Windrush.

Tickets: £12 (Discount for OAPs, Unemployed and Students)
Date: Saturday 9th June
Time: 1.00pm – 4.00pm (programme Start: 1.30pm)
Venue: Regent Street Cinema, 309 Regent St, London, W1B 2UW
Book Tickets Here: https://www.regentstreetcinema.com/programme/windrush70/


Event Highlights: 

Film: Sorry We Don’t Help Darkies


A Caribbean family living in London’s Notting Hill during the tension and violence that led to the 1958 race riots, where black homes where targeted and smashed, comes to a brutal realisation that life in post war Britain is far from the ‘Mother Country’ that would welcome them with open arms as they had been told to get them aboard the ‘Empire Windrush’ boat to help England rebuild after World War II…

Starring Richard Campbell, Michelle Greenidge, Jemima Ojona, Kai Francis-Lewis & Cameron Palmer Charles.
Writer/Director: Travis Watson / 2013 /10 mins


Performance: Streets Paved With Gold

 

1. We are pleased to present a special live 20 min theatrical performance by much-liked Leicester actor Victor Richards telling the imagined story of one man’s plight as a member of the arriving Windrush Generation entitled Streets Paved With Gold. 

2. There will also be an award-winning Streets Paved With Gold music/poetry video by Victor played at the start of the evening as part of the event program.

More info on Victor Richards and his Windrush poetry, book and one-man play. 
www.vjaytheatre.net 



 

Film: The Dead Sea

An award-winning short film inspired by a true story from the recent Refugee Crisis. (It wasn’t too long after this film was made that worldwide news agencies reported migrants been enslaved in Libya).

The story follows Emmanuel and Olu who, after almost reaching Europe by boat, are returned to Libya and incarcerated in one of its infamous migrant detention centres. 

THE DEAD SEA is the latest film from writer/director Stuart Gatt and stars Sope Dirisu (Humans, The Huntsman: Winter’s War), Joan Iyiola (Denial, A Season in the Congo) and Yasen Atour (Mission Impossible, Rogue Nation). Its affiliated charities are Medecins Sans Frontieres and Human Rights at Sea.
Producer: Kate Glover
UK / 2016 / 15 mins 

 




Film: Memories in Mind

Four Women from Jamaica recall, candidly, stark memories of their migration to Britain in the 50’s. A cricketer’s wife, a budding concert pianist and two young brides all made a journey which changed their lives irrevocably.

Lyrical storytelling is interspersed with dramatic recreations of their experiences.

Participants: Connie Mark, Maxine M Franklin, Merlin Walker, Hyacinth Thompson.
Written/Director/Composer: Shirley J Thompson
UK / 1992 / 22 mins





FULL PROGRAMME:

  1. STREETS PAVED WITH GOLD(Windrush music video – 5 mins)
  2. Victor Richards presents.. STREETS PAVED WITH GOLD (live performance – 20 mins)
  3. Windrush STORIES Dr Angelina Osbourne/Windrush Foundation (Guest talk 3 mins)
  4. MEMORIES IN MIND(Windrush documentary by Shirley J Thompson – 22 mins)
  5. Windrush STORIES Sir Geoff Palmer (Guest talk 3 mins)
  6. SORRY WE DON’T HELP DARKIES (Windrush generation short film -10 mins) & Q&A (3 min)
  7. Windrush STORIES – Human Right Activist Maxi Hayles (Guest talk 3 mins)
  8. THE DEAD SEA (short film – 15 mins)
  9. Followed by Q&A/Panel Discussion (45 mins)

Invited Guest Speakers & After-film Panel Discussion:
At the end of the evening there will be a Windrush panel discussion hosted by former Hackney Council Councillor, writer and Windrush activist Patrick Vernon OBE, where we plan to discuss the legacy of the Windrush Generation and of course the ongoing government Windrush deportation scandal.

Guest Speakers confirmed:  Sir Geoff Palmer, Patrick Vernon OBE, Dr Angeline Osbourne (Windrush Foundation), Maxi Hayles (Human Rights Activist), actor Richard Campbell + other invited guests.

Full Programme: 2 hr, 20 min

 

For More Info:
Kush Promotions & PR
+ 44 (0) 203 070 3200 or + 44 (0)7961 977 749
E: info@kushfilms.com

www.kushfilms.com

Kush ‘HarlemNights’ FancyDress Party – Sat 16th Sept 2017

Get your tickets and come join us as we celebrate 19 years of creating a platform for urban films – we will also announce the launch our new membership based Sidestreet Cinema.

It’s going to be a fun night out! 

Kush Films Presents a #HarlemNights themed #FilmParty Celebrating 19 Years of been the leading UK authority at the forefront of international Black film marketing and exhibition!

On Saturday 16th September 2017 we want you to come join us at our Fancy Dress 1930’s #HarlemRenaissance Jazz themed Film & Party event where we aim to party the night away

So Get Your Tickets Now and Join us in Celebrating 19 years of bringing the best urban Films to UK audiences. Also we have a special sale offer on the night to attendee’s only of this event – We are offering a One-year SideStreet Cinema Membership for only half price on the night.

Sidestreet Cinema will be our new flagship membership film screening and event based cinema programme which will take place at venues like the Whirled Cinema, Brixton and also at other venues – Once a member you will be able to attend all regular film screenings at no extra cost and some other larger Sidestreet Cinema events at half price.

So Get Your Exclusive One-year Half-Price Membership On The Night!  

On This Night Enjoy!

  • Harlem Nights film (comedy-drama)
  • Party until 3.00am
  • 1930’s Fancy Dress (get your hire outfit from Angel’s)
  • Learn how to play Craps/Dice on our Craps Table with Croupier
  • Join in group tuition and learn the enjoyable & exciting ‘Lindy Hop’ Jazz dance!
  • Get your 1930’s Costume-dress from Angels Fancy Dress with a 10% Kush discount


Doors Open: 9:00pm
Film: 9:30pm – 11:00pm
Party: 11:15pm – 3:00am
Tickets:
£20 (Film only: £10 / Party Only: £10)


Event Ticket Options



Further info:
Email: info@kushfilms.com
Tel:  0203 070 3200 / 07961 977 749

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The only film written and directed by Eddie Murphy (1989)

Join us for a Special Xmas Film Boutique Films & Party

Also see our Event Page Here for full details including list of all films.

Get Your Tickets Here Now before They Sell Out: BUY

Date: Friday 16th December 2016
Time: 7:30pm – 10.00pm: Films/Q&A’s / 10.00pm – 2.00am: Party

Tickets: £20 (inc free glass of wine/beer & goodie-bag)
£15 (Early bird price – get tkts early by Fri 2nd Dec 2017)
£7
(limited amount of discounted tkts for young attendees of Go-Getters Film/TV Network – from Kush directly) 

Venue: Regent Street Cinema, 309 Regent Street, London, W1B 2UW
Online Bookings: https://www.regentstreetcinema.com/programme/superbad/
Tel:  0207 911 5050

 

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Live Performances by:

Ryan Green

&
Everis 

Bio’s:

Ryan Green – the UK’s freshest talent
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Ryan Green bio: Ryan Green is a lavishly talented 19-year-old singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Essex, who first came to prominence on BBC1’s ‘The Voice UK’. First time round the judges didn’t turn for him, but immediately regretted their decision and in series 4 he grabbed his chance with several stunning performances and made it through to the knockout rounds with Team Rita Ora and Team will.i.am.

But ‘The Voice’ isn’t where it begins and ends for this soulful R&B balladeer. Ryan, described by many as the young Justin Timberlake, has been gigging live from a young age, performing a mix of original material and covers, and has performed to warm reviews at such iconic venues as London’s The Jazz Cafe, BBC Broadcasting House and the Cafe de Paris, as well Liverpool’s Cavern Club.

And to further underline his pedigree, like other fine musical artists — including Adele and Amy Winehouse — Ryan has completed 2 years at the prestigious Brit School, where he honed his song-writing and producing skills.

http://www.ryangreenmusic.co.uk/
@Ryangreenmusic

 

Forthcoming gigs:
Busk in London, London rail stations
Justin Bieber, O2 Priority Lounge
Winter Wonderland, Derby
The Bedford

Releases:
Cutting a track with Sammy Sam, Enemy Radio
Debut single launches December 2016

To book Ryan, contact Sherine at ibrandU Music, t: 020 8123 0889, email: music@brandultd.com
Sherine Whittle: 07595 414697


Everis
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As a vocalist Everis has been called upon to use his voice in many different ways to achieve results for various projects around the world. Being a singer/vocalist Everis has also been called upon to do voice over’s for radio, TV and film trailers recently adding Rapping to his list, rapping on a Latin American TV ad for “Te Listo” a new beverage.

Everis’s live performance talents has lead him to support acts such as “The Jones Girls” first ever British tour opening at the Dominion Theatre London, the front man for JTQ (the James Taylor Quartet) and has also appeared on the same bill as Jocelyn Brown, Kym Mazelle, Mica Paris Gabrielle, Sir Cliff Richard, Don‑e, Kenny Thomas, Omar and many others over the years.

www.everispelliusmusic.com

Get Your Tickets Now for our Gala Screening of New Brit Flik The Naked Poet – Mon 3rd Oct

 

Kush Films in association with production company Triple Threat Media
Presents a UK Gala Screening of the new romantic drama
The Naked Poet

Join us on Monday 3rd October at the plush Mayfair Hotel
for a splendid night of British film entertainment.

You do not want to miss this fantastic night hosted by celebrity
Richard Blackwood

Book Your Tickets Now for The Naked Poet!
Buy Tickets: https://shoobs.com/events/14825/the-naked-poet-premiere

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October is #BlackHistoryMonth so we are calling upon your patronage in supporting this black British independent film!

THE NAKED POET is a heartfelt drama about infidelity and sexual desire. Poet Lazarus gets caught up in life and fools himself into believing he can maintain numerous relationships, whilst not been responsible for his only child from a past relationship but when things spiral out of control and he is caught in the headlights of an unexpected love triangle serious life decisions must be made.

Cast: Jason Barrett, Kyla Frye, Petra Letang, Aml Ameen, Kelle Bryan, Fabrizio Santino, Michelle Gayle, Mohammed George, MC Harvey, Ava Charles, Aron Fontaine, Emma Denise-Edwards & Babatunde Aleshe

Director: Jason Barrett
Screenwriters: Jason Barrett and Ben Peters
UK / 2016 / 117 mins / 15

Date: Monday 3rd October 2016,
Time: 6:30pm – 9pm
Venue: The Mayfair Hotel, Stratton Street, London, W1J 8LT
Tickets: £15
Buy Tickets: https://shoobs.com/events/14825/the-naked-poet-premiere
Celebrity host Mr. Richard Blackwood

*Smart Dress is Required
This is a ticket only event; tickets must be bought in advance – so get your tickets now before it’s too late!

#thenakedpoet

Watch Trailer:

Go-Getters: Scheduled Short Films (Tues 2nd Aug)

 
Here is the line-up of films that will be screened at the 2nd Go-Getters Film/TV Professionals Network on Tuesday 2nd August 2016.

 

 

Running Order:
1.

Collide
(UK /31 mins, 32 secs / 2015)
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Collide is a film about two young women; Kimberly (the well behaved, naïve and obedient introvert from a wealthy home) and Cecilia, (the crazy, manipulative and devious wild child with a love for the supernatural) whose paths collide unexpectedly ten years after the end of an odd friendship of controversial nature in high school.

Kimberly is unhappy and paranoid having met her high school friend Cecilia again, afraid that she might uncover secrets of a past which she hoped to keep buried. However, Cecilia has her plans and longs to be let back into Kimberly’s life.

Starring: Lasharne Anderson, Lorena Anderson, Kayode Akinyemi
Produced/Directed/ Written: Ugonnaya Nwachukwu


2.

The Good Son
(UK / 13.46 secs / 2015)
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Kunle Owomole is the conventional Nigerian son, he is respectful and dutiful. However, during an intimate, traditional family gathering, he is forced to address a secret he has kept from his parents, one that will undoubtedly have a profound and long-lasting effect on his relationship with his family.

Written and Directed by Tomisin Adepeju, Director of Photography – Caleb Wissun-Bhide (calebwissunbhide.com), Editor – Carl Troedsson, Colorist – Colin John Hughes

*Official Selection Boomtown Festival 2015*
*Official Selection Skepto International Festival 2015*
*Official Selection Soul 4 Reel International Film Festival 2015*
*Official Selection Corona Fastnet Film Festival 2015*

 

3.

Valerie
(UK / 13 mins / 2015)
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Valentines is fast approaching and Valerie’s boyfriend Matthew is determined to make it a night to remember. Valerie on the other hand, doesn’t seem to keen with it all until that day occurs. Tune is and find out what happens on Valerie.

Produced by: JFilms Creative Art, Executive producer: Joao Filipe Manuel
Casting Director Jade Ashleigh, Written by D’script & Tamzin Murray

 

4.

Haven
(UK / 6 mins / 2015)
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An unbreakable bond between a mother and son is pushed to its very limits.

Cast: Hayden – Kadeem Boyce | Mum – Miranda Magee
Director, Writer & Producer – Tim Porter, Executive Producer – Mark Wind, Associate Producer – Simon Rowlings, Associate Producer – Kadeem Boyce

Attend our Race & Community Screening of Do The Right Thing + #Blacklivesmatter Panel Discussion

 

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Kush ‘Film Boutique’ – The UK’s No 1 Exhibition Platform for Urban Films
Presents a Special ‘Race & Community’ Film Screening Event
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Kush Films presents a special cinematic event focussing on race and community on Thursday 11th August.  Its 26 years since the release of Spike Lee’s critically acclaimed comedy/drama ‘Do The Right Thing’, we revisit this important film and its contentious racial storyline. Following the screening will be a special #BlackLivesMatter panel debate with invited guest speakers focusing on the relevance of Do The Right Thing today and how the BLM social movement can unite supporters in the US and UK and progressively move positively forward; bringing about tangible lasting change which better alters community relations with law enforcement and unites black communities both home and abroad economically.

Join us for networking and music in the bar prior to film.
Date: Thursday 11th Aug
Time: 7.30pm (music/networking in bar) for 8.30pm film start

Guest Panel: George Ruddock (Editor – The Voice Newspaper), Lee Jasper (Social Justice Activist), Temi Mwale (Founder 4Front Project), Kayza Rose (Blackoutlnd) & others attending representing Blacklivesmatter.

Hosted by: Livingston Gilchrist

Tickets: Early Bird Sale: just £6 up to 5th Aug & then thereafter £15 (students, OAP’s reduced prices)
Venue: Regent Street Cinema, 309 Regent street, London, W1B 2UW

Bookings: www.regentstreetcinema.com / Tel: 0207 911 5050

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Spike Lee’s incendiary look at race relations in America, circa 1989, is so colourful and exuberant for its first three-quarters that you can almost forget the terrible confrontation that the movie inexorably builds toward. Do the Right Thing is a joyful, tumultuous masterpiece–maybe the best film ever made about race in America, revealing racial prejudices and stereotypes in all their guises and demonstrating how a deadly riot can erupt out of a series of small misunderstandings. Set on one block in Bedford-Stuyvesant on the hottest day of the summer, the movie shows the whole spectrum of life in this neighbourhood and then leaves it up to us to decide if, in the end, anybody actually does the “right thing.”

Starring: Danny Aiello, Ossie Davis, John Turturro, Spike Lee, Giancarlo Esposito, Richard Edson, Ruby Dee, Bill Nunn, Paul Benjamin, Rosie Perez, Robin Harris, Frankie Faison, Frank Vincent, Steve White, Leonard L. Thomas, Samuel L. Jackson, Joie Lee, John Savage, Miguel Sandoval, Rick Aiello, Roger Guenveur Smith & Martin Lawrence.




More info: Kush Promotions & PR / Tel: 0203 070 3200 / email: info@kushfilms.com

Supported by:
Colourfulradio.com, Blaksox.com, BlackOutLDN.co.uk, voice-online.co.uk, thebritishblacklist.co.uk

Go-Getters Film/TV Network is Back on Tues 2nd Aug

Hey Go-Getters

You Are Invited to the Next

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 On
Tuesday 2nd August 2016

7.00pm – 11.00pm

@ The Century Club (Private Members Club)
61-63 Shaftsbury Avenue, London, W1D 6LG

 

The evening will consist of a
selection of short film screenings from attending filmmakers; we will also talk
to them about their journey to completion success
(60 Mins).

Short Films:

  1. Collide
    (Ugonna Nwachukwu / 32 mins / 2015 / UK)
    Collide Movie Poster Template_22. Haven
    (Tim Porter / 6 mins / 2015 / UK)
    Haven_poster_final3. The Good Son
    (Tomisin Adepeju / 13 mins / 2015)
    The Good Son Laurels4. Valerie
    (Joao Filipe Manuel / 13 mins / 2015)
    Valerie

Click Here for more info on films


Plus

A special talk with long-standing actor and filmmaker
Leon Herbert
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(best known for his independent film ‘Emotional Backgammon’ and roles in films such as David Fincher’s Alien 3BatmanSalome’s Last DanceScandalFierce CreaturesPoint of No ReturnThe Girl with the Hungry EyesLucinda’s Spell9 Dead Gay Guys and Dark Floors).


This will be followed by additional talk about the development of the network and following that there will be time to meet fellow attendee’s and networking until closing.

The last event proved very successful and fulfilling; and we hope to see you all back at the event again thus pushing forward the development of this network supporting BME Film/TV professionals.

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Join us for a night of #ShortFilms #Q&A #DevelopmentTalk #Networking & Drinks.

*The private members Century Club (a long established Soho media hub for professionals) has allowed us to use their venue and we would like them to continue to do so, therefore we need to support the bar so they also get some reward thus making them happy about letting us continue to develop this new network at the Century in the heart of London filmland.


For further info please contact:

Kush Films
E: info@kushfilms.com
Tel: 0203 070 3200 | E:
info@kushfilms.com
www.kushfilms.com

The Intent Hits UK Screens & Available on ITunes 29 July

Written by Marlon Palmer
25.07.16

 

 

UK CRIME THRILLER THE INTENT TO BE RELEASED ACROSS UK CINEMAS FROM 29th JULY

This summer’s eagerly anticipated film stars some of the UK’s finest actors and rappers 

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UK, LONDON: 29TH JUNENicky Slimting Films and Purple Geko today announce their glossy British film, The Intent is set for a theatrical and multiplatform release on Friday 29th July. Written and produced by the award-winning Nicky Slimting Walker (It’ A Lot) and Femi Oyeniran (Kidulthood, Adulthood, Anuvahood, It’s A Lot), who also serves as director, The Intent tells the story of an undercover police officer assigned by Metropolitan Police unit, Trident to bring a notorious gang of robbers and drug traffickers to justice. As the officer becomes entangled in a web of gang culture and lies, will they have “The Intent” to abide by their oath to the force or succumb to the pressure and remain loyal to their crew?

Featuring a stellar cast of British talent, the film will be released in cinemas across the UK in association with Ourscreen, and on digital and home entertainment. To accompany the multiplatform launch, there will also be a motion picture soundtrack released simultaneously, featuring leading UK urban artists Ghetts, Rudekid, Ms. Banks, Big Tobz, Ruff Sqwad, Cadet and more. The soundtrack will be available on Friday 29th July to download online and purchase in stores nationwide.

The film sees Gunz, played by the critically-acclaimed Birmingham actor Dylan Duffus (1 Day and Line of Duty), thrust into a world of danger and excitement when he joins the TIC crew, led by the ruthless and notorious Hoodz, who is played by renowned UK grime artist and actor, Scorcher (Topboy). The crew, which also includes Mitch, played by Femi Oyeniran and D’Angel, played by Shone Romulus (Topboy), go from low-level weed peddling to full on armed robberies within a fortnight. As their newfound infamy affords them a glamorous life of guns, drugs and girls, they soon catch the unwanted attention of the police and a rival gang. To make matters worst they also have to deal with being infiltrated by an undercover police officer.

The film also features a number of leading UK artists, including successful hip hop duo, Krept and Konan, and champion of the streets, Fekky who is signed to Island Records. Other actors include Ashley Chin, (Law & Order: UK, Waking the Dead, Silent Witness, Casualty, Storm Damage), Jade Asha (Drake, AWOL) and Sarah Akokhia (Venus vs Mars, Hallows Eve).

Determined to break the mould of filmmaking, Nicky and Femi have partnered with UK based digital-social platform, Ourscreen – which aims to support the great work being done in cinema across the UK and enables film fans to control their local screens.

Director and Producer, Femi Oyeniran says: “We wanted to create a film that harked back to the American classics we grew up watching – Paid in Full, Juice, Belly and In Too Deep, films that starred the most popular rappers of their time. So we have been meticulous in putting every aspect of the film together from its conception to its release. From casting some of the best UK talent like Scorcher, Krept & Konan and Fekky, amongst others, to supplementing the film with a monumental soundtrack and music videos with leading artists such as Ghetts. We have also been working closely with new platform Ourscreen and believe that it is the future of cinema, especially for younger audiences as it gives them greater choice and flexibility over theatrical screenings.”

Writer and Producer, Nicky Slimting Walker says: “The Ourscreen model is a perfect way to make sure our film demographic are able to see it in their local cinema where it might not have been showing by setting up their own screening with friends and family. My hope is that The Intent will be the first in a long line of films that we plan to unleash to youth audiences with this platform.”

Actor, Scorcher adds: “It’s so exciting to see the film coming out after all the hard work we put into it. I’m really proud to just be apart of this.”

Director Femi Oyeniran Spoke to Kush and wanted to relay this information to other aspiring filmmakers:
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THE INTENTION behind THE INTENT


  1. We made this film because we wanted to make a film that was completely different to our first film, which is a comedy called IT’S A LOT, which is still available on Netflix. We didn’t want to be filmmakers that repeat the same film over and over again. As young filmmakers we want to explore different genres and this time we have chosen action thriller. Perhaps next time, it will be a rom-com.
  1. The film touches on myriad themes including religion, relationships, parenthood, policing as well as the more obvious themes.
  1. We wanted to create a film in the mould of 90s and early noughties classics, which featured rappers acting alongside actors and have gone on to be successful, such as Belly, Juice, In Too Deep and Paid in Full. We took elements of all those films to create this film. We were inspired by Hype Williams’ visual style as exemplified by Belly as well as the fact that he casted the biggest rappers of the day DMX and NAS in lead roles. Some elements of our story is inspired by Juice – such as the corner shop robbery and our lead character HOODZ is informed by Tupac’s BISHOP. The film follows the story of people who are reluctant to get into street life in the same way as Paid in Full. And ultimately, In Too Deep inspired us as we have a police officer who delves too deep like Omar Epps. These 90s/ early 00s classics inspired us to create this film.
  1. We wanted to create a platform that brought rappers (Krept n Konan/Fekky/Scorcher/DVS) and put them alongside up and coming UK actors Dylan Duffus, Ashley Chin, Shone Romulus, Sarah Akokhia etc.
  1. We wanted to create something independently from conception to realisation to distribution. Everything you see about the film is us; its funded by us and/or our friends.
  1. We wanted to inspire other filmmakers to have the confidence to make films – any type of film. If we can do it so can you.

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Buy the film from iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/movie/the-intent/id1131291379

Cinema Release Information:

A full list of the cinemas is available here: https://www.ourscreen.com/film/the-intent/

Additional cinemas to be added in August:

  • Vue Bristol
  • Vue Cardiff
  • Vue Stratford City
  • Vue Manchester Lowry
  • Vue Leeds The Light
  • Vue Wood Green
  • Vue Acton
  • Vue Star City Birmingham
  • Vue Croydon Grants
  • Vue Westfield
  • Vue Croydon
  • Vue Birmingham 

Kush Pays Tribute to The Greatest @ The Film Boutique 14 July

 

The UK’s No 1 Exhibition Platform of Urban Films the
‘Film Boutique’ Presents a Tribute to ‘The Greatest’

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Kush Films the UK’s No 1 exhibitor of urban films continues the current season of films with two great film nights at the Film Boutique and the Regent Street Cinema, London. We invite film fans to join us on Thursday 14th July (7.30pm / films: 8.30pm) for a special tribute to ‘The Greatest’ Muhammad Ali with a screening of the ® Oscar winning documentary ‘When We Were Kings’ featuring the Ali vs Foreman fight which is regarded as one of the greatest boxing upsets in history. This fantastic documentary also features the historic ‘Soul-Power’ music concert which was part of the build-up around the fight featuring iconic musicians such as ‘The Godfather’ James Brown, BB King, Bill Withers, Miriam Makeba and others.

As a bonus patrons will not only get to relive this historic occasion they will also be entertained by the young actors of the North London based BAP theatre group with two short dramatic Ali tribute performances. There will also be poetry from the talented Nat Nye, this is a one-off event so don’t miss this fantastic tribute to the greatest iconic sportsman that ever lived Muhammad Ali.

Date: Thursday 14th July
Time: 7.30pm (networking in bar) for 8.30pm start
Tickets: £15 (students: £11)
Venue: Regent Street Cinema, 309 Regent street, London, W1B 2UW

Bookings: www.regentstreetcinema.com
Tel: 0207 911 5050

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When We Were Kings (PG)
On October 30, 1974, perhaps the most famous heavyweight championship boxing match of all time took place in Kinshasa, Zaire: the “Rumble in the Jungle” between champion George Foreman and challenger Muhammad Ali. In historical footage and new interviews, this documentary explores the relationship between African-Americans and the African continent during the Black Power era in terms of both popular culture and international politics, including the brutality of then-dictator Mobutu Sese Seko.

Zaire 74 Music concert: was a three-night-long music festival to hype the fight and took place on September 22–24, 1974 and included in Africa for the first time performances by; James Brown, Celia Cruz and the Fania All-Stars, B.B. King, Miriam Makeba, The Spinners, Bill Withers, The Crusaders, and Manu Dibango as documented in the 2008 film ‘Soul Power’.

Director: Leon Gast
USA/1997 / 1hr 29 mins / PG

Featuring: Muhammad Ali, George Foreman, James Brown, Spike Lee, B.B. King