Trailer: Kingpin (@Kingpin_London) & GlobalFaction (@GlobalFaction) ‘The Initiative’

Inde­pend­ent film maker/youth ment­or Tijan ‘King­pin’ Sal­lah, that has recently com­pleted a short anti viol­ent crime film/musical (25 mins), which he has writ­ten and dir­ec­ted. The film is called ‘The Ini­ti­at­ive’ star­ring Louis Reece and Gary Beadle (East­enders) I am so pas­sion­ate about this pro­ject watch­ing it grow through such good inten­tions and no funds just lots of hard work and love.

The Film
This pro­ject has been inspired and ini­tially partly fun­ded through the ment­or­ing work King­pin has been doing with young men in the bor­ough of Isling­ton for Isling­ton Coun­cil, and through his inter­ac­tion with young people whilst work­ing at City and Isling­ton Col­lege. The pro­ject was born through the sense of frus­tra­tion and the need to act after watch­ing the numer­ous news reports and well doc­u­mented tra­gic events that have occurred in recent years in rela­tion to young people and viol­ent crime. 

While cre­at­ing the pro­ject he has been for­tu­nate to have con­tri­bu­tions from the Met­ro­pol­it­an Police and Lon­don Ambu­lance, and they have been very sup­port­ive and char­it­able in donat­ing their time, effort and expert­ise to the pro­ject and con­sequently their con­tri­bu­tions have enhanced and enriched the film.  As a res­ult the film includes scenes involving para­med­ics and ambu­lance vans and we were able to film with a rep­lica weapon under the safety of police super­vi­sion.

screeningThe pro­duc­tion team that worked in col­lab­or­a­tion with to shoot the film is Glob­al Fac­tion, they have a huge sub­scriber base and their work has received mil­lions of views both online and via Tele­vi­sion Broad­cast.  Their con­tri­bu­tion has ensured that the pro­ject was executed to an excel­lent stand­ard, in terms of cine­ma­to­graphy and post pro­duc­tion, res­ult­ing in a visu­ally stun­ning, hard hit­ting, com­pel­ling and mov­ing short film with a very real and down to earth approach to tack­ling gun crime, one of today’s’ most rel­ev­ant issues among young people.

Part of the charm of the pro­ject and a factor that makes this short film so unique is that it was done on a next to noth­ing in terms of budget and is an entirely inde­pend­ent film with no major fin­an­cial back­ing, all the act­ors and film crew donated their time because they, like myself also felt pas­sion­ate about the sub­ject that the film cov­ers and felt that whatever con­tri­bu­tion they could provide to make a dif­fer­ence was valu­able and reward­ing enough.


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Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal

Edit­or / PR Con­sult­ant at No Bounds
Rishma Dhali­w­al has extens­ive exper­i­ence study­ing and work­ing in the music and media industry. Hav­ing writ­ten a thes­is on how Hip Hop acts as a social move­ment, she has spent years research­ing and con­nect­ing with artists who use the art form as a tool for bring­ing a voice to the voice­less. Cur­rently work­ing in TV, Rishma brings her PR and media know­ledge to I am Hip Hop and oth­er pro­jects by No Bounds.

About Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal
Rishma Dhaliwal has extensive experience studying and working in the music and media industry. Having written a thesis on how Hip Hop acts as a social movement, she has spent years researching and connecting with artists who use the art form as a tool for bringing a voice to the voiceless. Currently working in TV, Rishma brings her PR and media knowledge to I am Hip Hop and other projects by No Bounds.

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