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Revolver Entertainment’s OFFENDER out in cinemas on 8th August – Marks Anniversary of London Riots
Revolver Entertainment, the award-winning independent film distribution company, releases OFFENDER, the explosive youth crime thriller set in the brutal world of a young offender’s institute, in cinemas nationwide on 8th August 2012. The film’s release coincides with the anniversary of the London riots.
“OFFENDER” marks director RON SCALPELLO feature film debut from an original screenplay by PAUL VAN CARTER (Shank, Anuvahood). The film stars JOE COLE (Skins and Ol Parker’s Now Is Good) in the lead as Tommy, a young man forced to set up his own incarceration to exact revenge on the violent gang who brutally attacked his girlfriend and their unborn child. KIMBERLEY NIXON (Hunky Dory, Wild Child, Angus Thongs & Perfect Snogging) co-stars, alongside SHAUN DOOLEY (The Woman in Black, Red Riding) RUTH GEMMELL (Storage 24, Fever Pitch), celebrated rapper ENGLISH FRANK, newcomers TYSON OBA, DANIEL KENDRICK (Love Bites, Ghosted), MALACHI KIRBY and grime artists G FRSH and SCORCHER.
Running in the same vein as great prison dramas such as Alan Clarke’s iconic Scum or Jacques Audiard’s A Prophet, OFFENDER’s commitment to dramatic authenticity promises to deliver an emotional and hard-hitting portrayal of one man’s quest for retribution.
Produced by NICK TAUSSIG and PAUL VAN CARTER, and executive produced by JUSTIN MARCIANO, RHY DAVID THOMAS and STEPHEN MITCHELL, “OFFENDER” was scripted by PAUL VAN CARTER with the collaboration and consultation of CYLE CARTH, who spent much of his youth in and out of Feltham, the UK’s most notorious young offender’s institution.
“OFFENDER” is produced with the support of the UK charity CARNEY’S COMMUNITY and a portion of the net profits from the film will be donated to the charity. Carney’s Community works to help troubled youngsters get involved in the filmmaking process and into training and education, to keep them away from a life of crime.
OFFENDER releases in cinemas nationwide from 8th August 2012.
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