SHANK takes a futuristic look at what life could be like for Britain's disenfranchised youth if the recession continues and urban teens are pushed even further to the fringes of society. In 2015, London is in a state of anarchy and the gap between the rich and the poor has risen to epic proportions.
Police have given up hope, the government has stopped caring, and gangs hold all the power. Food is scarce and munchies have replaced drugs and guns as a priceless commodity.
Junior (Kedar Williams-Stirling) and his brother Rager (Ashley 'Bashy' Thomas) lead the Paper Chaserz, London's only non-violent gang who survives by stealing munchies, the hottest commodity on the street, and avoids conflict at all costs.
Problems arise, however, when a tip off about a food delivery leads to a fight with a rival gang and the death of one of their own. Now, Junior must decide whether to stay true to his principles or to lead his gang on a quest for revenge.
Shot in South London, the film was brought to the screen through the fresh directing talents of Mo Ali, one of the most exciting directors to
come out of the British urban music scene.
Featuring hit music artist Ashley 'Bashy' Thomas in his first feature role, Michael Socha, Kaya Scodelario, Colin Salmon and Robbie Gee, SHANK is an adrenaline-fuelled look at the way life could be in 2015, and the must-see film of 2010. Prepare yourself for a shocking and gripping ride into a world of violence and chaos.