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Watch Brit 'Underground' Drama 'The Trap' (Film Made For *Nothing,* Released Online For Free, Goes Viral)

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by Tambay A. Obenson
November 23, 2012 12:00 PM
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I was just alerted to Brit filmmakers Arnold Jorge & Steven Lepardo, and their 48-minute drama titled The Trap, which they released online primarily, in mid-October, for free! 

The film, which follows the lives of 4 close friends who allow money and greed, to turn them against each other, was penned by Jorge, and stars Jorge, along with a cast of young, up-and-coming UK talents in J Spades, Margs, Dun D, Fekky, Tyrell Rees Morgan, Kamali Lushane Marrett, Brandon Joseph, Hayden Sealy, Jason York, Eric Kolelas, Seliza Sebastian, Frieda Thiel, and Guyle Kabesa.

The filmmakers are calling it "the 1st UK underground viral movie," produced on a *nothing* budget, and, thus far, it's been viewed over 100,000 times on YouTube alone, which I think is actually impressive, given how long it's been online, and the length of the film.

And now you get to watch it yourselves, if you haven't already. 

I've only seen the first 10 minutes, so I can't tell you whether how good it is; you'll just have to see for yourselves. But I will watch it in full, when I have time - likely over the weekend. 

I post it in part because I almost always appreciate enterprising young filmmakers like this, regardless of the strength and content of the film.

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  • deecreative | November 24, 2012 9:09 PMReply

    I agree Miktal, I've been following black movie scene in the UK and these hood movies(let's be honest) seem to be made and re-made, made again. It's interesting that Chitwetel Ejiofor, Sofie Okonedo and Marianne Jean-Baptiste are known names here in the states and of course Idris Elba! All have extensive and prestigious training as actors and have a wide array of movies but after Adulthood the hood movie genre just blew up. I'm interested in what the diaspora has to offer but where's the creativity, it was enlightening to see movies like Boyz in the hood and again movies like Adulthood but to be made over and over again people have to be creative! I agree on the effort but let's step out of the box that we've created, there are so many stories to be told

  • Miktal | November 25, 2012 7:15 AM

    Getting funding for Black themed films in the UK is tough enough, but it`s pointless even trying if you only have half a film, so I`m not surprised they didn't get any money. It`s too long for a showreel and Festivals, and too short for DVD or any other outlet, even the YouTube generation and their notoriously short attention spans will struggle to get through this. I like writers and artist in general, that put the creative side of their work before the commercial, but you simply cannot affords to be ignorant of the fact that this is a business, and that it has parameters.

    If you`re interested in positive story telling, engaging stories and themes with an all Black cast, then got to Facebook or IMDb and hit up an up coming British Drama film called, Hard Time Bus. We`ve just finished the editing and it`s due for release in Jan 2013

  • Darkan | November 23, 2012 3:42 PMReply

    Not good... Kudos for trying and the attempt though.

  • miktal | November 23, 2012 3:34 PMReply

    The only positive is that the film makers actually got up and made the film for nothing (allegedly). For that they deserve credit. Away from that it`s same old tired, rehashed, unimaginative, depressing, negative stereotypes. Street youths, guns and violence. Do we really need to see this again? Really??

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