‘Riots’ at Leegate

Resident Letter – The Riot Act – Mar ’16

This is how the film company describes the film:

THE RIOT ACT

DIRECTOR: OLIVER RILEY-SMITH

PRODUCERS: OLIVER RILEY-SMITH AND KYRAN SPEIRS

STATUS: PRE­-PRODUCTION

The Riot Act is a short dramatic thriller that takes place during the London riots in 2011. Stu, a rookie riot policeman, comes up against Jerome, a protestor looking for revenge whose brother was shot by the police. When Stu is separated from his unit during the chaos and cornered by Jerome, the two face choices that will change the course of their lives forever. Told through the videos they film on phones, helmet cams, and security cameras, The Riot Act is a visceral, tragic, and moving fragment of the struggle that took place between police and rioters on this intense battleground.

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