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AWOL Film Première – Thurs 25th June @ Genesis Cinema

Written by: Marlon Palmer

Our friend and colleague Fredi ‘Kruga’ Nwaka a filmmaker whose film events we have featured here previously and definitely ‘one to keep an eye on’; told us that is he really looking forward to the big première of his new film AWOL and invites you to join him, cast and crew on Thursday 25th June (6.00pm) at the Genesis Cinema in Mile End Road, east London.

As well as enjoying this new film starring the ladies favourite Charles ‘Chucky’ Venn you will also be entertained by Ex-Factor R&B sensations Rough Copy & singer/song-writer Fidel.

We will be there and as usual after all our weeks hard-work be looking forward to the after-party and celebrating the birthday of Mr Charles Venn, we hope your coming to join us all at this celebratory film event.


Find out more about the event and how to buy tickets on our events pages here:


Terence Powell (Charles VennEastenders, Casualty, Batman), a British paratrooper, returns home after having spent four years fighting out in Iraq. On his surprise arrival back home he finds his childhood sweet heart, his fiancée (Jade Asha-The Intent, As bad as me) in the arms of another man. Powell immediately recognises  this man to be his best friend, a former soldier who had received early conditional discharge due to an injury. Powell wants to find out exactly what has been happening while he has been away serving Queen and country.

Is it possible that his best friend and fiancée could be having an affair?

What follows is a roller coaster of emotions, unanswered questions but more importantly a journey which will change the lives of those around him forever.

Sometimes the hardest battle is the one in your head…

Starring: Charles Venn, Jade Asha, Aaron Eaton, Colin Vider, Fidel, Luke Kidd & Ritchie Edwards











For further information follow: @theawolfilm @fredikruga on Twitter & Instagram

Email: info@gridlocfilms.com



BUFF Film Festival Is Here!


2014 British Urban Film Festival announces 25 festival titles

nother British Urban Film Festival is almost upon us and we are pleased to bring you the itinerary and all the latest info.

The festival organiser Emanuel Anyiam-Osigwe is a young colleague of Kush director Marlon Palmer and he grew up learning his trade with Marlon & past founder/ director of the Black Filmmaker Film Festival & the BFM magazine & also renowned director Menelik Shabbazz.

So we wish Emanuel well in all his endeavours and fully support the festival.

This year’s festival has an even better line-up than last year and things definitely seem to be on the up, which makes us proud and excited with the potentiality of future developments.

Sponsored by Channel 4 and a number of other sponsors like our colleagues at the British Black List, BUFF brings to you a good line-up of feature docs, premier films and brand new short films along with informative seminars and of course the usual much-appreciated and needed After-party – where all can let their hair down, surely the icing on the cake for any good film festival!

Everything kicks-off on Thursday 4th September and finishes on Monday 8th September.

The opening nights film is ‘The Trials of Muhammad Ali’ and takes place at the Prince Charles Cinema in London’s Leicester Square; starting at 8.30pm and ending at 11.00pm. The screening will be compeered by Spencer Fearon from Sky Sports and features a great British boxing industry panel which includes: ex-boxer Johnny Nelson, Ronald Mcintosh, reporter Colin Hart & former comedian now representing the Nation of Islam Mr. Leo Muhammad.

We will be screening the film again on Sunday 7th September at 6.00pm at the Genesis Cinema in Whitechapel (Bow). The event on that day will be compered by Ben Doughty and features boxing legend John Conteh & Jessie Grace Mellor on the panel.

Find out what else is showing and when – Download the Festival Brochure Here.


Hope to see you there!

Opening Night Film – Thursday 4th September
The Trials of Muhammad Ali

Showing also on Sunday 7th Sept @ The Genesis Cinema in Bow.