ANTI-SOCIAL couldn’t be released at a better time – following the recent raid at Hatton Garden Safe Deposit, Reg Traviss directs a smash and grab movie, delving into the murky world of upmarket jewellery theft.
The synopsis reads:
Two brothers; Graffiti-artist Dee confronts the establishment with anarchic spray-paint campaigns across the city. Armed robber Marcus leads motorbike gang jewellery store raids across the West End. For both Dee and Marcus, being Anti-Social is a way of life. Opposing conformity, Dee’s graffiti unintentionally enchants the art-elite and he embraces a new way with fashion-model girlfriend Kirsten. Meanwhile, Marcus’ daredevil smash-and-grabs gain him credibility within the world of organised-crime and his ambitions escalate. But as the brothers relentlessly carve their respective paths, life suddenly draw them back together!
The film is inspired by the true story of a burka wearing gang who posed as Muslim women to make off with £1.4 million worth of Jewellery. Starring Meghan Markle (Rachel Zane) from Suits, Josh Myers from The Sweeney, as well as grime stars Skepta and Devlin, who both make their débuts on the big screen and feature on the soundtrack to add to the films unique style.
There has been an ongoing guerrilla marketing campaign made using footage filmed at the same time as the actual filming of the film.
Met Police in-car-camera, chasing Midland Bank robbery suspects, London:
Gang Members Burn Out Rival Gang:
Smash and grab gang ride out of shopping centre on motorbikes:
London Jewel Heist Gone Wrong: