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An urban thriller about Jumah, an African former child soldier living in London who is forced to confront his violent past.
An urban thriller about Jumah, an African former child soldier living in London who is forced to confront his violent past.
115 backers pledged £17,205 to help bring this project to life.

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Roger Nsengiyumva as Jumah
Roger Nsengiyumva as Jumah

Jumah is about to turn sixteen in two days and wants to leave his violent past behind him. Things seem to be better now. He has a tentative relationship building with a girl at a school. But then Jumah witnesses a stabbing and those involved want to ensure that Jumah says nothing to the police about what he saw that night. 

Pressure mounts as violence forces its way back into Jumah's life

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'Sixteen' was brought to us by Writer/Director Rob Brown who wrote a great script. The script was chosen from 400 entries to be performed at the BAFTA Rocliffe New Writing Forum at Edinburgh International Film Festival 2011.

The great script secured a great crew to work with our award winning director and, most importantly, attracted a cast of brilliant actors.

Our first challenge was an 18 day shoot in the coldest April since records began! Our second challenge was shooting on such a tiny budget but everyone worked together to make it possible. The third challenge is to complete post production in 3 months.

Why are we doing that? Well we want to submit it as soon as possible to international festivals and get it distributed because we think it’s a great film.

This is where you come in. Have a look at our 'behind the scenes' video and our website http://www.seizefilms.co.uk and I am sure you will see this is an exciting project. So we want to give it the best chance in post production. We have already started working with editor Barry Moen but there is still the sound design, score and colour grading to come. Our greatest challenge, we have an award winning script that has attracted great talent who enabled us to have a great shoot. Now we want to finish 'Sixteen' and make sure the film fulfils its potential.

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