After the success of ‘The Intent’ film in 2016, released independently by directors Femi Oyeniran and Nicky ‘Slimting’ Walker, the two young film makers/actors teamed up with Vertigo Films and Island Records to bring an even bigger and better film, ‘The Intent 2: The Come Up’.
UKGrime spoke to Femi and Nicky and grime artist Ghetts, who plays the main character in the film, to find out more…
‘The Intent 2: The Come Up’, is a prequel to ‘The Intent’, and is centred around Jay, played by Ghetts, who excels in his first ever acting role.
The star studded film features a heap of artists including dancehall king, Popcaan. Thanks to their bigger budget, the whole cast set off to Jamaica to film several scenes which will all come together for the storyline – you will have to wait and see!
The inspirational, Femi and Nicky, are doing big things for the scene right now by heavily incorporating music – specifically UK urban – into their films. We spoke about how important the music element is in their films as well as the casting process for rappers.
Many of us will remember Femi as ‘Moony’ from KiDULTHOOD, the film that dominantly featured in thousands of teenagers lives back in 2006. From there, Femi went on to work with Nicky on the 2013 film ‘It’s A Lot’, where they both co-wrote and starred in the film. However, they weren’t given the creative control they had hoped for, resulting in the film not being as big of a hit as they had anticipated.
Since then, Femi and Nicky decided to do their own thing and went on to successfully release ‘The Intent’ independently, two years ago. But things didn’t stop there! The guys have continued to put their heart and soul into what they do, whilst helping the urban culture and movement thrive along the way.
Check out the full interviews with Femi and Nicky to get all the inside goss, as well as Ghetts giving us a teaser on his role as Jay and more!
’The Intent 2: The Come Up’ is out in selected cinemas on Friday, September 21, 2018, so do not miss out, book your tickets now!