Kano 'Trouble' by Aneil Karia
Aniel Karia directs this challenging short film, based on a concept by Kano, in which a promising teenager is stabbed. The London MC searches for sense and reason in this conversation with his neighbourhood.
We meet the teenager (Nat) and his family in a warm, naturalistic vignette, loosely scored by the calm gospel lilt of Trouble. Karia lets us bask in this domestic calm just long enough to lull us into a sense of security. Which he interrupts with a tragic two minutes of iPhone footage, captured by friends and a bystander. On the way to buy rice for his mother, Nat gets caught in the middle of a violent conflict. The moment, over which we can hear a woman describing the event to the police, bears a troubling resemblance to real videos captured by witnesses and shared on the news.
There’s a pause for the funeral. And then a raucous wake, guest starring Ghetts, at which Kano is cheerfully hounded into performing his new track Class of Deja.
Karia (previously of the series Top Boy and Pure) presents the aftermath of violence with a light, even-handed touch. He and Kano address the cycle of knife crime, but avoid moralistic sensationalism: “I ain’t trying to be no preacher man” says boy’s uncle, speaking at his funeral. A pensive optimism courses through the film, but quiet details - Nat’s sister, bedroom and keyboard - remind us what is at stake. This is a powerful, timely piece of work, and a defining opus for Kano.
|Executive Producer||Saskia Whinney|
|Production Manager||Clio Mccleary|
|Production Manager||Anna Saffrey|
|Director of Photography||Stuart Bentley|
|Editing company||Final Cut London|
|Post production company||Time Based Arts|
|Post Producer||Nikki Porter|
Aneil Karia directs a harrowing narrative set in a dystopian Britain, for Riz Ahmed's The Long Goodbye.
Aneil Karia's latest video for Deptford Goth is this extremely lo-fi new video for Relics, shot in Los Angeles, focussing on one incorrigible local character who's never stopped …
Singer-songwriter Rukhsana Merrise's lovely little tune So They Say is paired with this slice-of-life video by Precious Mahaga.
The lovely alt-soul of Deptford Goth’s Feel Real gets a suitably soothing video directed by Aneil Karia and the Goth himself, Daniel Woolhouse.
With companies and individuals rallying to adapt to the pandemic emergency, here is our …
Here's our first Covid-19-related news round-up, as production companies, labels and …
You do not need to be told about the seriousness of the pandemic and the unparallelled impact it …
The APA (Advertisers Producers Association) has a page which is regularly updating with …
Glaswegian director, creative director and photographer Aidan Zamiri has signed to Object & …