Stormzy 'Gang Signs & Prayer (The Film)' by Rollo Jackson

Stormzy 'Gang Signs & Prayer (The Film)' by Rollo Jackson
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Rollo Jackson has written and directed a powerful, thought-provoking short drama to accompany Stormzy's acclaimed, era-defining debut album Gang Signs & Prayer. It crystallises the themes of the album into a narrative of a young Afro-Caribbean boy in London who is drawn to become a 'bad boy', with terrible consequences. This is punctuated by Stormzy performing a number of tracks from the album.

"Young ​youts ​like ​myself, ​that ​grow ​up ​in ​the ​hood, ​we ​often ​don't ​know ​that ​we ​are ​actually ​the masters ​of ​our ​own ​destiny,” ​Stormzy says in the film. ​“There ​are ​so ​many ​things ​that ​steer ​us ​in the ​wrong direction ​however, ​we ​decide ​what ​happens ​in ​our ​own ​lives ​and ​like ​my ​album, ​I endeavoured for ​this ​film ​to ​portray ​just ​that. ​Derived ​from ​my ​album ​Gang ​Signs ​& ​Prayer, and ​written ​and directed ​by ​the ​legend ​that ​is ​Rollo, ​I'll ​let ​the ​visual ​do ​the ​talking."

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Director
Rollo Jackson
Producer
Tom Gardner
Production Company
SomesuchSomesuch website
Executive Producer
Sarah Pearson
Executive Producer
Sally Campbell
Executive Producer
Tim Nash
Production Manager
Peter Arboine
1st AD
Hayley Williams
Director of Photography
Bobby Shore
Focus Puller
Eira Wyn Jones
Focus Puller
Laurent Polain
2nd AC
Jomar O'Meally
2nd AC
John Scarabough
Gaffer
Colin Thwaites, Diego Moyano
Art Director
Ruth Crawford
Wardrobe
Verity May Lane
Hair
Natasha Lawes
Editor
James Forbes-robertson
Editing company
The Whitehouse
Colourist
Houmam Abdallah
Post production company
MPC
Post Producer
Lydia Evitt
Director's Representation
SomesuchSomesuch website
Commissioner
The Fader
Commissioner
Youtube

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