An intertwining tale of sex, drugs, rock and woe. Lives criss-cross and converge thanks to the most addictive drug in human history, Red Devil—which also happens to be the title of Savvas D. Michael’s tale of sex, drugs, and guns. An anonymous voice at the start of the film warns, “Once you’ve tasted the devil’s cum, everything else is dull and numb.” The current problem with the Red Devil drug is the supply has dried up. Addicts are so desperate for it they’re willing to kill for it…and they do.
Battle-hardened O’Hara leads a lively mercenary team of soldiers on a daring mission: rescue hostages from their captors in remote Africa. But as the mission goes awry and the team is stranded, O’Hara’s squad must face a bloody, brutal encounter with a gang of rebels.
In the mean streets of London’s East End, a former Serbian commando and a fourteen-year old boy plot revenge against a powerful crime lord and his ruthless lieutenants. As our heroes prepare to take on their enemies, the boy is mentored in the dark arts of assassination and learns the true meaning of friendship, honor and respect.
Jerome (Adam Deacon) breaks out of his council estate gang and becomes a successful and famous footballer, but he soon learns that his old life isn’t as easy to leave behind as he had hoped when his old gang catch up with him and start demanding regular payments.
Kenneth (who likes to call himself Kay) begins to realise he’s just another wannabe bad boy… even less than a loser in fact. After quitting his job at Laimsbury’s, Kay vows to become a respected gangster… or cry trying. A pulls-no-punches, coming-of-age story, centering on one directionless hopeless “shotter”, who finds his true worth in the face of urban adversity.
Mo Ali’s futuristic knife-crime drama brings the dystopian environment of CHILDREN OF MEN and DISTRICT 13 to London’s East 17. SHANK delivers a ruthless vision of forthcoming urban life, where guns have been superseded by knives and are fiercely wielded by aimless youths. Amidst the chaos is the Paper Chazers gang, a rare morally conscious group who trade scavenged food for money. After Chazers gang member, Junior (Kedar Williams-Stirling), witnesses his brother, murder he must decide whether to get revenge of stick to the gangs moral code… In this superbly paced and artistic film, present-day social issues, and murky city streets, provide a perfect canvas for imagination and action.