HACKNEY'S FINEST

By Chris BOUCHARD

RICKETY SHACK FILMS - as PROD

Crime - Completed 2014

A ruthless police detective plots to steal a shipment of heroin from a small-time dealer in East London, and eliminate all witnesses.

    • Year of production
    • 2014
    • Genres
    • Crime, Black comedy, First film
    • Countries
    • UNITED KINGDOM
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 89 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Chris BOUCHARD
    • Writer(s)
    • Thorin SEEX
    • Producer(s)
    • Arin ALLDRIDGE (Rickety Shack Films), Chris BOUCHARD (Rickety Shack Films)
    • Synopsis
    • London's underbelly is a dark and dirty place. Corruption rules the streets, and addiction drives people to extreme measures and insane situations. But even in this environment, there must be balance: The predatory corrupted police officer; the anti-hero who is in way over his head; Afghanistan's only honest drug trafficker; and the Welsh-Jamaican country bumpkins who are more than they seem. 'Hackney's Finest' is a hard-hitting and darkly humorous tale of greed, corruption and the fight for survival, told with a wink and a knowing smile.
      Sirus likes to make a little extra cash on the side. Very occasionally he passes a small 'package' from his London supplier, Asif, to some small-time Welsh-Jamaican gangsters in the Welsh valleys. Tonight the latest of such deals is set to happen in Sirus' flat in Hackney, East London, much to the annoyance of his girlfriend, Amanda. This time, however, things are about to go terribly wrong. When the Welsh contingent arrives, they are horrified to discover that Asif has been interrogated by the police, and coerced into going through with the deal, under surveillance. Worse still, Asif is convinced that the two police detectives who interrogated him have more sinister motives, and are working 'off the books' on a private vendetta to steal the drugs, take the money, and kill all of them in the process.
      This is a quirky, character-driven tale from director, Chris Bouchard. The film is Executive Produced and post-produced by digital studio Framestore (2014 BAFTA and OSCAR winners for VFX for Alfonso Cuarón's 'Gravity').
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