A production company based in Kimberley is working on a short movie to promote the anti-knife crime message in the Midlands.
McGibney Productions is making ‘Stereotype’, which will feature BAFTA winning actor Eliot Otis Brown Walters and will be shown in schools and at youth clubs.
Directors Jordan and Rebecca McGibney, who live in Kimberley, said they wanted to get the message about knife crime across to young people, and felt film was the best way to do it.
“There’s a very serious message behind the film,” said Jordan.
“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 works out at one every four minutes.
“We want to target young people and get the message across and film is one of the best ways to do that.”
The directors will create a series of worksheets that can be used with the film free of charge as an educational tool.
Rebecca said: “We want to create a film that educates people on the power of choice and how the wrong choices not only affect others, but the communities around them.”
The film is about a teenager who tries to avenge his brother’s death but finds himself in a moral dilemma that will change his life forever.
The team are in the middle of fundraising for the project and have so far collected £3,760 of their £5,000 target.
They are using the website Kickstarter.com which gives supporters the opportunity to buy scripts or visit to the set in exchange for their donations.
The film will be launched in September.