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1 August 2019

No Weapons

by Syd Briscoe

Novelist: “No Weapons” - 4 mins 56s

Directing duo BLOK make a departure from their comedy-driven back catalogue with this hard-hitting promo for grime artist Novelist's 'No Weapons'. Following one young man's experiences with gun and knife violence, and the devastating impact they have on him and his community, the short film addresses the issue plaguing London's streets head on.

The moody, cinematic promo has a murky tone which emphasises the gritty subject matter, yet importantly never gives it any action-movie sheen. Visceral and deeply compelling in its tragedy - and the fact the main character is killed by his own weapon - this moving work aims to dissaude those who think they can carry 'for protection'.

Director: BLOK Ⓦ (Dark Energy Ⓟ Ⓦ)
Cinematographer: BLOK
Editor: Ashley White
Post Production: Sean Francis @ The Mill Ⓟ Ⓦ
VFX: Ed Poulson @ The Mill Ⓟ Ⓦ
Colourist: Alex Gregory @ The Mill Ⓟ Ⓦ
Sound Designer: Alexander Wells

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