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Sirus is a Hackney courier controller who likes to make a little extra cash on the side. Asif is an Afghan illegal immigrant trafficking heroin through London for his uncle. Together with some small-time Welsh-Jamaican dealers, they get caught in an elaborate trap set by two police detectives working 'off the books' on a private vendetta to take them out using a hired Russian gang.
Enoch Frost (Guardian's of the Galaxy, Skyfall, Outpost, Shifty), Arin Alldridge (The Bill, The Hunt for Gollum, The Cost of Love) Neerja Naik (Life Goes On, Sold), Malcolm Tomlinson (Emmerdale), Sean Cronin (Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, Kill Kane) Katarina Gellin (EastEnders, The Inbetweeners Movie), Nathanael Wiseman, Marlon G Day, Rajan Sharma, Christopher Dingli and Jeanette Rourke, with a cameo from popular funnyman, Kulvinder Ghir (Goodness Gracious Me, Bend It Like Beckham, Van Wilder 2, Rita, Sue and Bob, Too!).
IONIA FILMS - OYSTER FILMS
Small time drug dealer and nice guy, Sirus, gets in deep trouble with some corrupt coppers, a Russian gang, Welsh-Jamaican arms traffickers, and the Afghan mafia over a rumoured shipment of heroin. Hackney's Finest is a British drugs comedy with an award nominated soundtrack (The Alabama3 among contributors) which premiered at London's East End Film Festival and was selected for the Comedy Cluj film festival, Romania.
- 13 April 2015 - Digital and DVD RELEASED in the UK
VIDEO CLIP: BBC NEWS report with Neerja Naik
VIDEO CLIP: Upbeat TV Interview with Chris Bouchard, Arin Alldrige & Sean Cronin
RADIO CLIP: Interview on Shoreditch Radio with cast members and director
- 23 June 2015 - Netherlands, Belgium & Luxembourg Release
- 21 Aug 2015 - HF released in Australia & New Zealand!
- 1 Oct 2015 - Television Premiere (UK)
The UK TV Premiere of Hackney's Finest is tonight! 10pm Thursday 1st October on London Live! (Tune in on Freeview Ch. 8)
- 2 Oct 2015 - Screen Awards 2015 & Comedy Cluj Film Festival
Hackney's Finest shortlisted for the Screen Awards 2015 and also won 4th place in the audience choice awards at Comedy Cluj International Film Festival 2015!
- 12 Aug 2017 - U.S. & Canada release as London's Finest
Coming to the U.S. and Canada, the film will be available on Amazon Video from 8/29.