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Director Niyi Towolawi releases series False Paradise

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A “heartfelt” drama exposing myths about gang tradition and its menace to household life has been launched on-line.

False Paradise was directed by Niyi Towolawi who lives within the Isle of Dogs.

The 44-year-old mentioned: “I used to be interested in this venture for its rawness and authenticity in exploring the results of gang actions, particularly on family members who are sometimes pressured to select up the items.

“The actors, by means of a means of full immersion, can simply be mistaken as taking part in actual characters.

“I needed to seize this world in a cinematic model but from a participant’s perspective and this influenced the visible model that makes an attempt to put the viewer within the scene.”

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False Paradise tells the story of Darren, a younger black man battling to flee his previous to create a secure life for his daughter Courtney after the lack of her mum.

Writer and producer Sylvia Amanquah mentioned: “False Paradise was created out of me wanting to inform a narrative of inner-city road tradition and the challenges younger individuals expertise.

“Growing up, I misplaced quite a lot of associates to medication, jail and violent deaths. This is what influenced me. I needed to indicate road life doesn’t have a constructive final result and to discourage younger individuals from happening this highway.

“I needed to indicate this by means of a heartfelt story, not the standard drug-dealing, over-exaggerated violent quick movies and on-line series which I’ve seen over time.”

Rashid Matabaro performs Darren, who has to show himself to Courtney’s grandmother to realize custody of his daughter.

She believes Darren’s previous way of life makes him incapable of taking care of her, and Darren needs to show he’s accountable sufficient.

Pierre Wilson-Cox, Rashid Matabaro, Dwayne Lewis and Kayode Cole.


False Paradise options (left to proper) Pierre Wilson-Cox, Rashid Matabaro, Dwayne Lewis and Kayode Cole.

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However, he will get caught up in a gang warfare between drug seller JMoney (Dwayne Lewis), his right-hand man CJ (Kayode Cole) and rival Kane (Pierre Wilson-Cox), placing his dream of being a great dad in jeopardy.

Now in its second season, False Paradise from Hardknock Productions was filmed in neighbouring Newham and is now out there to look at on YouTube.