Twenty8k

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    Twenty8k

    Directed by

    United Kingdom

    2012

    106 min

    • English

    Thriller

    A teenage boy is gunned down outside a nightclub and a young girl dies in a hit and run in two seemingly unrelated deaths. Deeva Jani, returns home to clear her brother Vipon of the shooting and soon discovers a much deeper conspiracy.

    Credits

    Cast
    Parminder Nagra
    Jonas Armstrong
    Nichola Burley
    Kaya Scodelario
    Michael Socha
    Kierston Wareing
    Stephen Dillane
    Screenplay
    Paul Abbott
    Jimmy Dowdall
    Cinematography
    Mike Beresford-Jones
    Editing
    David Kew
    Music
    Ruth Barrett
    Production
    FORMOSA FILMS

    Press

    Gritty, painfully honest and unashamedly relevant, Twenty8K makes a poignant statement about modern British culture in such a daring way… it couldn’t be ignored.

    Daisy Crisp, Front Row Reviews

    David Kew

    David Kew

    United Kingdom

    David studied Fine Art at Chelsea School of Art. On leaving college he made a series of documentaries for the National Gallery in London before becoming a freelance film and video editor. He was senior editor on the first series of Channel 4's THE WORD and edited documentaries, music videos and concerts for Blur, Oasis, The Travelling Wilburys, Eurythmics and Take That before going to the National Film and Television School to study directing. David has always been attracted to strong issue led drama and directed LIFE FOR DANIEL (BBC4), a story about a mother's struggle for control over the treatment of her child, written by Rebecca Hughes. He has also directed JUDGE JOHN DEED (BBC1) written and produced by G.F. Newman and staring Martin Shaw as well as episodes of STARSTREET (children's drama series for Carlton) and the Channel 4 documentary LIVING ON WATER which he also produced. In 2007 David was second unit director and editor on CLUBBED, Formosa Films' first feature. Following his successful collaboration with Producer/Director Neil Thompson on CLUBBED, David co-directed TWENTY8K a thriller written by Jimmy Dowdall and Paul Abbott, staring Parminder Nagra and set in London's East End and produced by Martin Carr. He lives with his partner and son on a Dutch barge on the River Thames.

    Neil Thompson

    Neil Thompson

    United Kingdom

    Neil graduated from PCL film school. Since then he has directed over one hundred and fifty music videos for all the major record companies, over fifty television commercials for some of the world's leading brands, two award winning short films and worked as a producer/director in broadcast television. He was an elected member of the PACT council for four years and chaired the film group of the DGGB for five years. He co-produced and directed the crime/ gangster feature film CLUBBED, released in UK and French cinemas in January 2009. Neil commenced his directing career in music videos for AWGO Productions who were based in London and Los Angeles. He then co-founded the Shooting Stars Production Company which went on to be one of the most prolific companies in the business. He also opened a development arm during this time to develop film and TV projects. He has worked in television for companies such as Planet 24, Diverse, Wall to Wall and produced comedy items for Channel 4's acclaimed youth show THE WORD. Neil's music video credits include Shaft, Inner City, Black Box, Steve "Silk" Hurley, Kim Wilde, Alexander O'Neil, Cherrelle, Arthur Baker, Stock Aitken & Waterman, The Sounds Of Blackness, Maxi Priest, Joan Armatrading, Terry Hall, Marvin Gaye, James Brown, Del Amitri, Squeeze and M-People. He has produced long-form, television and concert films for clients such as George Benson, Prince, The Persuasions, Bawl, Del Amitri, Dina Carrol, Bananarama, N-Joi and Runrig. TV commercial clients number Scrumpy Jack, Fuji Film, Chris Tarrant, Telstar TV, Panasonic, Moby, Village People, Sky Sports and Emap amongst numerous others. Neil has a BA Hons in Film & Photographic Art, a Diploma in Screenwriting from London University, was nominated twice for a Billboard award in Los Angeles, a European Film Award for best music video, a Taps award as writer of the year and is represented by United Agents.