Deep It: A 2016 short film addressing the UK knife-crime crisis still prevalent today
If you haven’t been lucky enough to see Deep It yet. We’ve got you covered. The powerful 2016 award-winning short film examined the impact of youth in London picking up a knife to solve their problems, and the consequences it ultimately brings.
It’s a problem that has been seeing an increasing amount of media coverage as the UK comes to terms with a perceived up shoot in knife-related crimes.
A Jan. 23, 2020 headline in UK publication The Independent read: “knife-crime reaches record high as prosecutions fall to all-time low.” The article goes on to explain that there’s been a 7 per cent rise in offences involving knives or sharp instruments, bringing the numbers to a new record high in England and Wales.
“Deep it is a collaboration between Fully Focused and young people from across West London to bring you a film that looks at the impact of picking up a knife. Deep It.”
Directed by Teddy Nygh and produced by Nick Bedu, Deep It stars a nice cast of talented actors including Joivan Wade, Percelle Ascott, Simona Zivkovska and Fredi Kruga Nwaka.
The film features music from the fourth studio album from Giggs, Landlord, which was released on 5 August 2016 independently through SN1 Records. The album features guest appearances from Stormzy, Donae’o, Youngs Teflon, CASisDEAD, among others. Production derives from frequent collaborator Boom Productions, Swifta Beater, Charlie Sloth, Danny Boom, Scott Styles, Smasher and Wizzy Wow.
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