So many will remember the spate of street robberies committed by gangs on scooters and hardly helped by some MP coming up with the idea of making them disqualified drivers. ‘Are you coming out robbing on your scooter tonight. Baz?’ ‘Naaah I can’t Gaz I’ve been disqualified!’. Instead the police put together a unit of disrupters that had stunning success using a number of impressive techniques that bought a load of them bang to rights. But now we have a the Gassed Up trailer that takes a peek at a London moped gang
Set in London, the film follows a group of young men in a moped gang, who, desperate to make ends meet, have turned to petty theft. At the centre of the story is 20-year-old Ash (Odubola) who is trying to support his younger sister and help his struggling mother. Fighting to balance his pure intentions and the allure of fast cash, he and his friends soon get drawn into the web of an Albanian crime family. He must choose between loyalty to his friends and family, and the draw of a fast, thrilling lifestyle.
Written by Archie Maddocks and Taz Skylar, it features an exciting young cast, including Stephen Odubola (Blue Story), Taz Skylar (One Piece) and singer Mae Muller, as well as a host of recognisable names, including Harry Pinero, Yung Filly and Ms Banks. It’s a thrilling trailer that looks at a deeper level of criminality and the life threatening repurcussions of getting involved in the life
Gassed Up is screening at the BFI London Film Festival on Tuesday 10th and Friday, 13th October and will have a UK cinematic release 2024.
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Here’s the Gassed Up trailer….