Client: Plan BProd. Co: Aim Image / Revolver Dir: Ben Drew Role: Sound Design Supervisor
Ben Drew [AKA Plan B] appointed me as Sound Supervisor on his debut feature film iLL Manors. Working closely with the director Ben Drew, Rerecording Mixer Howard Bargroff, Dialog Editor Peter Hodges and Sound Designer Kieron Tether I was given responsibility for delivering a uniquely conceptual soundtrack for a uniquely powerful film.
The film, which is set in Forest Gate, London, revolves around the lives of eight main characters, played by Riz Ahmed, Ed Skrein, Keith Coggins, Lee Allen, Nick Sagar, Ryan De La Cruz, Anouska Mond and Natalie Press, and features six original songs by Plan B, which act as a narration for the film. Ill Manors is a multi-character story, set over the course of seven days, a scene where everyone is fighting for respect. The film focuses on eight core characters, and their circles of violence, as they struggle to survive on the streets. Each story weaves into one another, painting an ultra-realistic gritty picture of the world which is on the brink of self-destruction. Each story is also represented by a different rap song.
The film was released in May 2012 to critical acclaim.