Prolific British actor and producer Simon Phillips (the Jack trilogy, How to Stop Being a Loser) makes his directorial debut this month with the release of GBH (previously entitled Riot), a hard-hitting crime thriller set during the London riots. Produced by Jonathan Sothcott (Elfie Hopkins) and Paul Tanter (White Collar Hooligan), GBH stars Nick Nevern (White Collar Hooligan) as a London bobby caught up in the carnage of the riots and also features Kellie Shirley (EastEnders), Peter Barrett (Jack Falls), Con O’Neill (Telstar), Lorraine Stanley (London to Brighton) and Steven Berkoff (The Krays). Take a look at the synopsis, and check out the trailer below:
“GBH is a powerful tale of justice and vengeance starring Damien (Nevern) a London copper with a past he’s trying to forget. Before signing up for the force he ran with a football firm, getting involved in tear-ups up and down the country. Now he’s on the other side of the law and faces a tough decision: side with his old crew or protect London as it burns and rioters run amok? Falling in love with fellow cop Louise (Shirley), Damien is quickly alerted to a street-level uprising that is about to shake London. Amidst the brutalities presented by the riots, Damien fights for justice at Louise’s expense. Having been raped by a rioter known to him, Damien finds himself levelling with the rioters, fighting a war he cannot win, as much against the rioters as against himself.“
GBH is released theatrically in the UK on September 28th and on DVD, iTunes and VOD on October 1st.