SIXTEEN is an urban thriller about an African former child soldier called Jumah was brought to London by Laura, an aid worker who he now lives with. Jumah is about to turn 16 in two days and wants to leave his violent past behind him. Things seem to have taken a turn for the better with Jumah now; he has a sweet but tentative romance blossoming with a girl at school. But then Jumah witnesses a stabbing and the people involved want to make sure that he says nothing to the police about what he saw that night. Pressure mounts as violence forces it's way back into Jumah's life.
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Writer & director Rob Brown first started work on Sixteen in late 2009. Producer Jake Hume came on-board late 2010 after their last short-film (Paper Hearts) was shot. Mid-2012, Producer Nic Jeune came on-board and in 2013 together they opened their production company Seize Films, which holds the rights for Sixteen as well as their current (2015) slate of projects. See more