Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Aimee Kelly (represented by United Agents) who makes her film debut in Sket, and has also been nominated for Best British Newcomer in the 55th BFI London Film Festival awards, alongside Sket's writer and director Nirpal Bhogal.
17 year old Aimee was so admired by casting director Jane Ripley and the producers that her script was re-written for her native Newcastle accent.
Sket is a hard hitting look at the world of girl gang culture. Aimee plays Kayla, a young, sixteen year old, facing the harsh London streets of gangland culture alone. Her mother already dead and her only protector and loving sister, Tanya, is brutally murdered by violent, misogynist gang leader Trey. Swearing vengeance, Kayla joins a girl gang led by the violent, damaged Danielle (Emma Hartley-Miller) who has her own reasons for helping Kayla seek retribution.
Lily Loveless, Emma Hartley-Miller, Adelayo Adedayo, Richie Campbell, Riann Steele, Katie Foster Barnes, guest starring Maxsta, and introducing Aimee Kelly and fellow North East newcomer Varada Sethu as Kiran.
Sket will be in cinemas nationwide from October 28th.