County lines: Grooming & Exploitation

In this documentary, we uncover the sad truths of how gangs groom and exploit young people into delivering and selling drugs. We learn what techniques gang leaders might use to entice people in, and we talk about how you can avoid falling into county lines drug dealing.

This film is part of the A.C.T.I.O.N Project, funded by the non profit organisation Heart of Pitsea. Raising awareness and tackling crime in the local community of Pitsea and Basildon.

This Film was made with the help of The EXIT Foundation a charity dedicated to individuals and their families affected by gang association.

  • Adam King
    Director
  • James G. Nunn
    Producer
  • Adam King
    Cinematography
  • Ivan Comisso
    Key Cast
  • Laura Chapell
    Key Cast
  • Ethan Humphries
    Key Cast
  • Derek Akosah
    Contributors
  • Mario Nava-Croft
    Contributors
  • Andrew Swallow
    Sound Design
  • Adam King
    Writer
  • Project Type:
    Documentary
  • Runtime:
    9 minutes 58 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 7, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    1,500 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2:35:1
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Adam King

Born in London, Adam has started his film career as a AC working on a variety of different projects learning the trade. Now he frequently works as either a Cinematographer and Editor while Directing passion projects.

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Director Statement

As a child I would make short stop motion films, not realising that would lead me down a path that I would navigate my entire life. Now as a filmmaker I'm deeply passionate about using this craft to express the human experience, not just for myself but for many others who have stories to tell. The wonderful art of making film never ceases to bring me joy and having the opportunity to showcase my work is an added bonus.