The murder of a teenager stabbed 11 times in just five seconds outside a bar in Islington is the inspiration behind a new film with a hard hitting anti-knife crime message.
Creator Ray Panthaki felt inspired to write the film, Life Sentence, after the death of 16-year-old Ben Kinsella in 2008.
The actor, who has starred in Kidulthood and 28 Days Later, was close to Ben’s family after dating his sister, EastEnders actress Brooke Kinsella.
The film follows the life of a group of young Londoners who won the East End Film Festival and was longlisted for a BAFTA.
But Ray said he now wants the film shown in schools and has today launched a campaign with the Evening Standard.
Ray Panthaki, Filmmaker, wants his new film Life Sentence to be shown in London schools to help tackle youth violence.