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Offender
Anuvahood
SKET
Shank

Development Slate

The London Syndrome

Co-produced with the NFTS and directed by BAFTA-nominated, and Munich, Aspen and Chicago film festival winner, Afarin Eghbal, a young woman from Japan arrives in London, only to find herself with an onset of culture shock so severe that things start to spiral out of control in a manner more sinister than could have ever been imagined.


Director: Afarin Eghbal
Writer: Fran Poletti
Producer: Len Rowles
Prep: December 2012
Shoot: February 2013
Delivery: June 2013
Theatrical Release: September 2013
International Sales: TBC


Bootnecks

A darkly comic military drama from award-winning writer-director Ron Scalpello (Offender), following five young men as they enter training for Royal Marine Commandos: the toughest infantry training in the world.


Director: Ron Scalpello
Writers: Ron Scalpello & Nicolas Small
Executive Producer: Justin Marciano
Prep: Jan 2013
Shoot: April 2013
Delivery: September 2013
Theatrical Release: February 2014
International Sales: IM Global


Electric

On the streets of Brixton, 18-year-old Donovan, and his 9-year-old, deaf-mute sister are suddenly orphaned. In order to survive and protect his sister, Donovan turns to crime and rises to the top of the criminal underworld.


Director: TBA
Writer: English Frank
Executive Producer: Justin Marciano
Prep: Jan 2013
Shoot: March 2013
Delivery: August 2013
Theatrical Release: November 2013
International Sales: TBC

Profile

Gunslinger Films was established in 2009 to serve as an in-house production company to the Revolver Group. The company set out to launch and promote rising talent and to make distinctive feature films that are commercially viable.

Having achieved these objectives Gunslinger is now ideally placed to take the next step in its development, with a view to increasing production values, reaching wider audiences and building on the successful partnership with its parent company – in itself a multi-award winning UK 'All Rights' distributor.

In 2011 this foundation was strengthened with the creation of Revolver RDT Film Partners, to provide equity funding in order to finance future productions. In addition, a partnership was formed with LA based IM Global, who now handle international sales across a number of Gunslinger films.

Films

Offender

Tommy is a hard working young man who intentionally gets himself incarcerated into prison to exact revenge on the gang of youths who attacked his girlfriend. He finds himself in the worst hellhole he could've imagined, and must fight for his life, his sanity, against corruption, and ultimately to the death to protect the life of his loved one. His journey climaxes to unimaginable consequences.

Tackling themes of youth justice, young offenders, and the very insititions themselves – not seen in cinemas since Alan Clarke's seminal SCUM of 1979 – Offender is a brave and visceral thriller, made with real ex–offenders for total authenticity, and featuring intense rising–star Joe Cole and the explosive grime musician English Frank, set against a backdrop of fresh and breaking new music talent. Co-starring Kimberley Nixon, G-FrSH, Scorcher, and Shaun Dooley.


Released: AUGUST 10th 2012
Directed by: Ron Scalpello
Written by: Paul Van Carter
Starring: Joe Cole, English Frank, Kimberley Nixon, G FrSH, Shaun Dooley, Tyson Oba, Scorcher

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iLL Manors

The much anticipated feature length debut of award-winning rapper and singer Plan B (aka Ben Drew), Drew steps behind the camera to direct ILL Manors, an urban musical, set on the streets of East London, where he grew up.

ILL Manors is a multi-character story set over a few days on the streets of East London. Working from his own script, ILL Manors will also feature brand new music from Plan B.

The film focuses on several core characters and their circles of violence as they survive the streets of East London. Each story weaves into one another, painting an ultra-realistic gritty picture of the world which is on the brink of self-destruction.


Released: JUNE 6 2012
Directed by: Ben Drew
Written by: Ben Drew
Starring: Riz Ahmed, Ed Skrein, Natalie Press, Anouska Mond, Lee Allen

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Anuvahood

Meet Kenneth. He thinks he’s got the moves. He thinks he’s got swagger. But in reality, he’s a loser.

With the bailiffs banging on the door, parents screaming in his ear, and finding no luck with the ladies, he needs to fix up, and fast.

From the mind of Adam Deacon comes the UK’s first HILARIOUS urban comedy, with a cast including Femi Oyeniran, Jaime Winstone, Ollie Barbieri, Richard Blackwood & Ashley Walters, and a soundtrack featuring Tinie Tempah, Boy Better Know, Wiley and Dizzee Rascal.


Released: MARCH 18 2011
Directed by: Adam Deacon & Daniel Toland
Written by: Adam Deacon & Michael Vu
Starring: Adam Deacon, Femi Oyeniran, Ollie Barbieri, Jaime Winstone, Ashley Walters, Richie Campbell, Jazzie Zonzolo, Richard Blackwood, Linda Robson

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SKET

Sixteen-year-old Kayla faces the harsh London streets of gangland culture for the first time. Her mother already dead, her only protector and loving elder sister Tanya is one day brutally murdered by violent gang leader Trey.

Sixteen-year-old Kayla faces the harsh London streets of gangland culture for the first time. Her mother already dead, her only protector and loving elder sister Tanya is one day brutally murdered by violent gang leader Trey.

Featuring an exciting cast including Lily Loveless (Skins) Emma Hartley-Miller, Ashley Walters (Bullet Boy) and introducing Aimee Kelly as Kayla, SKET is a powerful, intense and exhilarating film that captures the current trend of female gang culture sweeping through the UK, and showcases new music from Giggs, Skream, Mz Bratt and Ghetts.


Released: OCTOBER 28 2011
Directed by: Nirpal Bhogal
Written by: Nirpal Bhogal
Starring: Lily Loveless, Ashley Walters, Emma Hartley-Miller, Rhian Steele, Aimee Kelly

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Shank

From the distributor that brought you Kidulthood comes a breathtaking, action-packed vision of a near-future London, where society has collapsed and gangs rule the streets.

As the youngest of the Paper Chaserz, 14-year-old Junior strives for the authority of his older brother Rager and the respect of rest of their gang. Food has become the ultimate commodity, and rival gangs engage in constant battles in search of their next meal, regardless of age or gender. When a conflict with a rival gang changes their lives forever, he must decide whether to stay true to his principles or drag them all into a quest for revenge that could get them all killed.

Featuring hot grime artist Bashy, Adam Deacon (KiDULTHOOD, AdULTHOOD) and Kaya Scodelario (Skins), and exclusive live performances from Tempa T and D Double E, Shank is an adrenaline-fuelled look at the way we could be in 2015, and the first must-see film of 2010.


Released: MARCH 26 2010
Directed by: Mo Ali
Written by: Paul Van Carter
Starring: Adam Deacon, Ashley "Bashy" Thomas, Kaya Scodelario, Kedar Williams-Stirling

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Executives


Justin Marciano - CEO Revolver Entertainment

Justin Marciano founded distributor Revolver Entertainment in 1997. Since then the company has won no less than 18 major awards from the entertainment industry. In the last 2 years alone Revolver’s independent spirit and flair has been awarded with 5 of the industry's top awards for marketing excellence including a clean sweep at the 2012 British Video Association Awards.

The company is renowned for its extensive use of Social Media – and won the Grand Prix and Best Intergrated Campaign at the 2011 Social Buzz Awards for its groundbreaking work on Anuvahood.

Revolver continues to expand its influence across UK and US distribution sectors as well as moving into production with its new division Gunslinger, run by Nick Taussig. In just 30 months Gunslinger has produced five theatrical feature films; Shank, Anuvahood, SKET, iLL Manors and Offender.

Revolver’s recent releases include; Bart Layton's masterful The Imposter, iLL Manors, written and directed by music sensation Plan B, Julia Leigh’s haunting Sleeping Beauty, Brazilian box office smash Elite Squad 2: The Enemy Within, Kings of Leon’s Talihina Sky, Banksy’s extraordinary documentary Exit Through The Gift Shop and Justin Kurzel’s acclaimed debut Snowtown.

Forthcoming releases include: Forthcoming releases include Stone Roses inspired Spike Island and The Liability starring Tim Roth and Peter Mullan

Ajay Rai - Creative Producer

Ajay is a Creative Producer and a Social Entrepreneur. He connects people who are good at telling stories with stories that demand to be told. He also has extensive international experience developing projects, raising funds and filming around the world including in SE Asia, across Europe and the USA. In 2005 he founded a social enterprise, iDOCs, which has produced content across the Transmedia universe, consulting with brands and NGOs to tell better stories and to build more effective campaigns. In 2011 he co-produced the feature film HIVES a co-production with Germany, Czech Republic, Croatia and Israel, which was recently screened at the San Sebastian Film Festival.

He joined Revolver Entertainment in early 2012 and has been managing production finance across the company, including launching the EIS company Holland Park Film Partners. He also initiated and became the Programme Director of the BFI Film Academy delivered by Revolver. As newly appointed Head of Production for Gunslinger Films he now aims to move the company forwards with a focus on talent, including our exciting partnership with the NFTS, and an ambition to extend the legacy of the company onto new platforms, including TV and Gaming.

Ajay is an MA Producing graduate of the National Film & Television School.

Contact

Gunslinger Films

48 & 49 Princes Place
London
W11 4QA
Tel: +44 207 3137752

Submissions Policy

It is company policy that we only accept solicited materials via recognised literary or talent agents, or from industry professionals who have a proven track record, or with whom we have a previous working relationship. If you would like to make a submission, please do so via your agent or send enquiries to info@gunslingerfilms.com