You may recall UK-based filmmkaker Anthony Abuah's submission to the S&A What's Your Story? feature I started a few months ago, in which he discussed being fiercely independent in making of his feature film, Woolwich Boys – a film that's now ready to make its screening debut in the UK.
Described as a crime/gangster flick, the synopsis for Woolwich Boys reads:
Woolwich Boys is a feature film that focuses on the lives of 4 Nigerian friends, who embark on a life of '419' fraud crime between 2003/04. Based on true events, the story is focused on the metoric rise of 'Wale', a teenager who has recently arrived in Britain from Nigeria. When he is unable to complete his studies, he is enticed into a life of crime.
The cast includes former Miss Nigeria UK, Chichi Okafor, comedian Lateef Lovejoy and Stanley Chinoso.
The film made its film festival debut this past February at the Stoke-Your-Fires Film Festival, opening to rave reviews.
This afternoon, Anthony alerted me to upcoming screenings of Woolwich Boys, and to the film's first trailer, which was released late yesterday.
First, here's info on screening days, times and locations for you all in the London area:
Dates: 30th June, 2012 (17:00 – 19:00) & 1st July, 2012 (14:00 – 16:00)
Venue: Roxy Bar & Screen, 128-132 Borough High Street, London SE1 1LB
Tickets: £10 (bought at the door)
And here's your first look at the film via this newly-released teaser Trailer: