‘County Lines’ is one of the nominations for FILM OF THE YEAR at the 2022 Visionary Honours.
‘County Lines’ is a powerful and moving coming-of-age film about a 14-year-old boy who is groomed into a ‘county lines’ criminal network.
Inspired by the stories he heard while mentoring young people at an east London pupil referral unit, writer-director Henry Blake’s powerful feature debut boasts a compelling central performance by Conrad Khan as 14-year-old Tyler, with strong supporting performances from Ashley Madekwe and Harris Dickinson.
Henry Blake said,
“It’s a real honour for COUNTY LINES to be nominated for a Visionary Honours award. My hope in making the film was that it opens audiences’ eyes as to how easy it is for vulnerable young people to be drawn into becoming victims of this devastating exploitation. I’m thrilled that the positive potential of COUNTY LINES has been recognised by the Visionary Arts Foundation.”
The nominations shortlist was selected by a leading panel of critics, journalists, authors, producers and activists. The public then voted for the person/work they felt made the biggest social impact.
Winners will be announced at a star-studded ceremony on the 1st March at BAFTA Piccadilly, hosted by Sir Lenny Henry.
The Visionary Honours are supporting @youngmindsuk – the UK’s leading charity fighting for children and young people’s mental health.
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