October Release Announced for Ed Lilly’s feature debut VS. with Rising Stars Conor Swindells, Fola Evans-Akingbola + Joivan Wade
Rising stars Conor Swindells (Keepers), Fola Evans-Akingbola (Siren) and Joivan Wade (The First Purge) feature in director Ed Lilly’s feature debut.
Independent film distributor Altitude will release VS., the debut feature film from Ed Lilly, a Screen Star of Tomorrow in 2017.
A troubled foster teen (Swindells) - is introduced to the “no limits” world of UK battle-rap, where his aggression and sharp lyricism quickly makes him a controversial fan favourite. But when he doorsteps his biological mother after twelve years in care, he’s forced to face his toughest opponent yet: his past.
In VS. director, Ed Lilly, creates a dynamic world full of action, humour and roasting. Touching on themes of family, gender and sexuality the film is replete with a series of unpredictable turns that challenges the posturing machismo image of the battle rap scene.
Starring: Adam ‘Shotty Horroh’ Rooney, Paigey Cakey, Nicholas Pinnock (Marcella), Emily Taaffe (Little Bird) and Ruth Sheen (Another Year).
Produced by Bennet McGhee (Bobby) and executive produced by FInola Dwyer and Amanda Posey (Brookyln, An Education) VS. also received support from some of the UK’s most well known and experienced battle rappers including Rowan ‘Eurgh’ Faife, Tony D, Shuffle T and Gemin1.
VS. HITS CINEMAS ON OCTOBER 19