2015 Schedule
Interactive: March 13–17  •  Film: March 13–21  •  Music: March 17–22


Friday, March 13
6:45PM - 8:18PM

Violet Crown Cinema
434 West 2nd St

Layla arrives in Brixton from Trinidad, full of fantasies about her new life ahead but she soon realises she is an outsider, both at home and among her peers. She finds a friend in underdog Shaun but yearns for status and belonging. Rescue comes in the dazzling form of local top boy Troy, who sweeps her off her feet into a world of romance. But when Troy dumps her, she is left heart-broken and socially shunned. Layla vows to rebuild herself as a hardened player in order to win Troy back and Shaun becomes a pawn in her game. A rarely seen female perspective on gang culture, Honeytrap is authentically local in setting but universal in its themes of passion, jealousy and revenge.

Section: Visions
Premiere Status: North American Premiere
Country: UK
Year: 2014
Runtime: 93min

Director: Rebecca Johnson

Executive Producer: Esther Douglas, Laurie Holden

Producer: Sarah Sulick, Amy Ricker

Screenwriter: Rebecca Johnson

Cinematographer: Annemarie Lean-Vercoe

Editor: John Dwelly

Production Designer: Ana Viana

Sound Designer: Alex Joseph

Music: Francis Binns

Additional Credits: Casting Director: Amanda Tabak, Costume Designer: Mollie Barr, Chief Hair & Make Up: Laura Wisinger, Associate Producer: Paul Joseph, Line Producer: Stephanie Charmail

Principal Cast: Jessica Sula, Lucien Laviscount, Ntonga Mwanza, Naomi Ryan, Danielle Vitalis, Lauren Johns, Savannah Gordon-Liburd, Tosin Cole


Rebecca Johnson is a writer/director based in London. In 2009, her short film “Top Girl” screened at over 30 film festivals including Berlin and Rotterdam, and she was selected as a Screen International ‘Star of Tomorrow’. Her other short films include “Electric”, “Home Turf” and “Balling For Brixton”. Honeytrap is her feature film debut.

Sales Agent: Maren Olsen @ Traction Media

Public Film Contact
Sarah Sulick
Bright Pictures
+44 7808 768 994

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Will Wood



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