Revolver Entertainment- Uk
Benelux Film Distributors-Netherlands
DistriB Films- France
Pinnacle Films- Australia
Synergy Cinema- France
Ben Drew (Plan B) the artist was the person
who created the idea for the film. He also
directed the film and developed all the ideas
for the movie himself. He did this to attempt to
depict the life crime in the ‘underground’
streets of London as a crime thriller; then issue
with this sort of film is that the audience is very
narrow as it would most likely only appeal to
people between the ages of 15 and 25. the
other is the fact that there is so many
profanities used throughout the film the film
becomes and 18 rated movie therefore
tightening the audience to 18-25.
The film idea was created by Ben Drew, it
was an original idea from a first time
director there fore didn’t have much of a
budget. It was budgeted at about 100,000
pound. The budget came from Microwave
productions and their ‘micro-budget
feature film-making scheme’. Microwave
productions are also in association with
BBC Films therefore they equally
contributed to the production of the film.
The budget of the film was really
low, consequently the cast was not massive
and well known in fact the most known actor
was Riz Ahmed and he was only one of the
main ‘Four Lions’ (another low budget English
film). So there wasn’t any associations brought
with them, as all of the cast only ever had
menial parts in films. In fact most of the cast
knew Ben Drew as friends before the film was
made and that’s how they got the parts.
The producers were Atif Ghani and Ben Drew
both of these people are not very known in
the film industry therefore had some problems
getting the money for the overall production.
The music was easy however because Ben
Drew (Plan B) created the soundtrack for the
film and released it 3 weeks before the film
actually coming out so the synergy for the film
really helped boost the ‘hype’ of the film and
the overall sales.
The film was shot in all different places
associated with crime and drugs around
London therefore everyone making the film
had to be careful. There was one incident
that held the production for 2 months
where a drug addicted stole the computer
containing all of the films shots! Some of the
cast got the idea that Ben Drew’s ideas
were biased to the other classes in society
however this did not fault any of the filming.
The film was made to convey the gritty
nature of London's boroughs, therefore the
use of CGI and green screen was not
needed. The director purely wanted to get
across the environment these people live in
and using CGI or green screen would make
the whole thing fake.
The release of the film was delayed by
almost a year because of Plan B touring
across the globe. This inconvenience
halted the editing of the film therefore
distracting distribution of the film.
The première took place on 30 May 2012 at the Empire
cinema in Leicester Square, London. This screening was
also attended by several British recording artists such as
Alesha Dixon, Alexandra Burke, Professor Green, Tinie
Tempah, Wretch 32, Example and Ed Sheeran. The film
was given a wide release to 191 cinemas in both
Republic of Ireland and the United Kingdom by Revolver
Entertainment on 6 June 2012. Ill Manors was released in
the Netherlands on 30 August 2012 by Benelux Film
Distributors and was also screened at the Toronto
International Film Festival and the Festival do Rio in
September 2012. Ill Manors was released on DVD on 8
October 2012, and contains footage that was not
broadcast at cinemas.
It was distributed to digital cinemas
however due the content of the film it
didn’t stay in the cinemas for very
long, only 1 week in the smaller cinemas
(Bromley's Empire) and 2 weeks in the
bigger cinemas (Greenwich Odeon).
Good reviews shown to
give the best view on it.
to get fan
The word ‘Ill’ can
be interpreted into
urban slang for
Gun in front of the
title with other hand
behind the title
connotes a mystery
to what is in the other
The film was given a wide release to 191
cinemas in the UK and the Republic of Ireland
by Revolver Entertainment on 6 June 2012
Ill Manors was released in the Netherlands on
30 August 2012 and was also screened at the
Toronto International Film Festival and the
Festival do Rio in September 2012
Ill Manors was released on DVD on October
8, 2012 and contained footage not seen in the
broadcast at the cinemas.
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