We are proud to announce our next short film; Mindless. This short film is written by myself and Ashley Ali. Andrew Smith will be taking the directors role in this powerful project. The short film will be focusing on knife crime and the effects it has on our society. At the moment in my city it’s a huge problem. Liverpool’s recent statistics show that knife crime is up 18% on the previous year, which saw 801 knife crimes recorded and the highest total on record for figures going back to 2008/09.
This to us, shows how out of control knife crime has become and how current it’s becoming. Merseyside’s knife crime epidemic is reflected nationwide, with offences involving being threatened with a knife or offensive weapon increasing by 26% since 2010.
With this short film we aim to showcase and highlight this rising mindless crime that so many in our community has suffered because of. We will be starting work on this powerful project the end of August. We will keep you updated and will announce the cast in the coming weeks. Watch this space.
Words by Christopher Woodward
Image by Andrew Smith