Must See Feature Film “Honeytrap Movie” on the Category Vision SXSW 2015

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"Honeytrap Movie" (UK), directed and scripted by Rebecca Johnson will make its American premiere at SXSW 2015. It is one of the most acclaimed feature films in the category of Vision during the Festival. Visions filmmakers are audacious, risk-taking artists in the new cinema landscape who demonstrate raw innovation and creativity in documentary and narrative filmmaking. Rebecca Johnson and Jessica Sula, along with producer Sarah Sulick will be at SXSW between 12-18 March.

Honeytrap Movie”  Shedule SXSW 2015:

  1. Friday, March 13, 6:45PM - 8:18PM, Violet Crown Cinema

  2. Saturday, March 14, 12:00PM - 1:33PM, Alamo Lamar C

  3. Wednesday, March 18, 11:00AM - 12:33PM, Rollins Theatre at The Long Center

“Layla arrives in Brixton, London from Trinidad, full of fantasies about her new life ahead, but she soon realises that she is an outsider, both at home and among her peers. She finds a friend in underdog “Shaun” but yearns for status and belonging. Rescue comes in the dazzling form of local top boy “Troy,” who sweeps her off her feet into a world of romance. But when Troy dumps her, she is left heart-broken and socially shunned. “Layla” vows to rebuild herself as a hardened player in order to win Troy back and Shaun becomes a pawn in her game. A rarely seen female perspective on gang culture, "Honeytrap Movie" is authentically local in setting but universal in its themes of passion, jealousy and revenge.”

“Honeytrap” made its world premiere at the BFI London Film Festival, and will have a theatrical release in the UK in May.

Honeytrap was set in London and inspired by true events. The 15-year old Layla ( Jessica Sula) naive and desperate young teenager who craves the acceptance from her peers. She has to look like them, behave like them, but sadly she has low self-esteem and she loses herself by needing the attention of the gang's leader Troy (Lucien Laviscount). Layla knows what she has been doing is wrong, but she will do it anyway in order to gain the approval from Troy and her peers. Layla is new into the gang’s culture, she doesn’t know the rules, she believes in her romance with Troy, but soon she reallizes that women in the gang’s culture are sexually promiscuous, aren’t considered as long-term partners,  and are unhappily stigmatized by both men and women in order to get respect and hierarchy. On the contrary,  instead of being herself, she pretends to be a femme fatale in order to gain back Troy’s attention, but her behavior leads her to take part in a tragic act of violence.

"Honeytrap Movie"

Cast:

Jessica Sula, Lucien Laviscount, Ntonga Mwanza, Naomi Ryan, Danielle Vitalis, Lauren Johns, Savannah Gordon-Liburd, Tosin Cole.

News about the Cast:

Star of the film the young British actress Jessica Sula (Layla ) has been announced as the lead in ABC Family’s new series “Recovery Road” written by Bert V. Royal and Karen DiConcetto based on the popular young-adult novel by Blake Nelson. Additionally, Lucien Laviscount (Troy) a British actor was announced recently as lead in Fox’s new comedy-horror series “Scream Queens”, from the creators of "Glee."

Jessica Sula

Lucien Laviscount

The Director Rebecca Johnson

Rebecca Johnson is a writer/director based in London. In 2009, her short film “Top Girl” screened at over 30 film festivals including Berlin and Rotterdam, and she was selected as a Screen International ‘Star of Tomorrow’. Her other short films include “Electric”, “Home Turf” and “Balling For Brixton”. "Honeytrap Movie" is her feature film debut.

Honeytrap is based on her own experience since she worked for 12 years in London with people involved in gang violence and understands that people and especially young ones are very vulnerable and confused.

Rebecca Johnson will be attending SXSW for first time and she is very excited.

It’s very empowering to see a talented women as directors and writers in the film industry, women with identity, aspirations and ambition. Congratulations!

Jessica Sula and Rebecca Johnson (Director)

 

Follow Honeytrap Movie" on Twitter: @honeytrapfilm and FACEBOOK 





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