Threat (USA 2006)
80 min. – DVD – English.
Age limit 15+
"Makes Kids look like an after-school special" –URB Magazine
Homeless punk-rocker Jim and hip-hop artist Fred are two unlikely friends who find themselves at the nexus of chaos in this blisteringly furious film that mixes street philosophy with ultraviolence. Film succeeds to avoid naivety and reflects the life of these youths accurately.
When these two friends bring their vastly different street tribes together, neither is prepared for the vicious intolerance that explodes into a brutal riot. As violence tears through the NYC streets, threatening not only Jim and Fred's kinship but also their lives, the duo must find a way to quell the chaos or else be consumed by it.
King's Mob Productions was born in 1997 when Matt Pizzolo and Katie Nisa meet each other. Pizzolo was 21 years old and just dropped out from NYU. These D.I.Y. film makers wanted to make new, dangerous and thought provoking cinema. Their first film was Threat. Pizzolo got the money for camera and lightning equipment from cleaning Film/Video Art school classrooms after the classes. They didn't have money to pay for insurances or shooting permits so they secretly sneak to places they wanted to shoot and stole the electricity from the street lamps. Threats premiere was in Sundance festivals but not in the movie theatre. It was shown in Doc martens shoe store because young employees persuaded their boss to screen it. Pizzolo released Threat on DVD in 2006 through his own Halo 8 Entertainment. Purpose of Halo is to release King's Mob and other underground producers films. King's Mob is also active and well today.
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