The Riot Act
When the London riots broke out in the summer of 2011, the revolution was televised. Residents watched shaky footage on the news at ten. Rioters used social media to rally others and escalate chaos. More than 3,000 people were arrested and more than 1,000 people were issued criminal charges. Journalists swarmed the streets to cover one of England’s most destructive riots.
The Riot Act is a short dramatic thriller told through the lens of iPhones, helmet cams and security cameras. The Riot Act is a visceral, tragic and moving fragment of the struggle that took place between police and rioters on this intense battleground.
The Riot Act successfully completed its Kickstarter campaign and will be in festivals this year.