WHO’S IN IT?
Connor Swindells (film debut), Fola Evans-Akingbola (An American Exorcism), Ruth Sheen (Another Year), Nicholas Pinnock (New World Disorder), Joivan Wade (The First Purge), Emily Taaffe (Beast), Elliot Barnes-Worrell (Ready Player One), Kieron Bimpson (Reds & Blues: The Ballad of Dixie & Kenny), Kola Bokinni (Freehold), Youssef Berouain (100 Streets), Paige Meade (Attack The Block), Ellie James (film debut)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Ed Lilly (film debut), director, writer; Daniel Hayes (film debut), writer; Bennett McGhee (Bobby), producer; Pedram Mehrshahi (film debut), composer; Annika Summerson (LA Swedes), cinematographer; Immanuel von Bennigsen (Jet Trash), editor
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
Adam (Swindells) is a troubled foster kid who begins using his scathing word skills to become a rap battle champion, but he is soon forced to confront his past when his biological mother (Taafe) comes back into his life…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
Billed as a splice between 8 Mile and Boy A, this is a hard-hitting domestic drama which also features some brutal and seriously tricksy word play in its numerous rap battle scenes.