Anti-knife film will be aired in schools


An Ilkeston film maker was part of a team working on a short movie to promote the anti-knife crime message in the Midlands, which is now finished.

Ashley Carter, 25, worked with McGibney Productions on the film ‘Stereotype’, to be shown in schools and at youth clubs later this year.

It tells the story of an East-End teenage boy called Leroy who journeys into the night armed with a flick knife to avenge his brother’s murder - but he soon finds himself in a moral dilemma that will change his life forever.

Ashley said: “We were astonished when we read about the level of knife crime in the UK.

“There are 130,000 victims of knife crime per year which means every four minutes someone is stabbed.

“We wanted to target young people and get the message across and film is one of the best ways to do that.”

Written by stabbing victim Luke McGibney, Stereotype started shooting in May and is now in post production stage.

The upcoming filmmakers raised the money for the film on internet site Kickstarter, exceeding their target of £5,000 in a just a few months.

The film was shot at locations across Nottingham and features BAFTA winning actor Eliot Otis Brown Walters.