My Murder (2012)

Short Television Film | Drama | UK | English | 58m
Dir: Bruce Goodison | Scr: Levi David Addai | Ph: Felix Wiedemann | Prod: Colin Barr | Ed: Luke Dunkley | PD: Anna Pritchard | AD: Andrew Piotrowski | Cast: John Boyega, Malachi Kirby, Simona Zivkovska, Franz Drameh, Harry Rafferty, Modupe Adeyeye, Jazzie Zonzolo, Shivani Seth, Dan Jay Green, Elijah Baker, Eddie Gyamfi, Corinna Brown

A 16-year-old boy meets a 15-year-old girl and begins to lavish attention and gifts upon her, little knowing that she has a violently jealous, gangbanging 17-year-old boyfriend, who is soon out for blood, in this well-crafted BBC drama, which depicts the build-up to the real life “honey trap” murder of Shakilus Townsend in 2008. Convincing performances, simple direction, and striking photography combine to painfully authentic-feeling effect.