Alex Kayode-Kay joins the British content creators who write direct, produce and star in their independent films.
Earlier this year Kayode-Kay was nominated for the prestigious Edinburgh TV Festival’s New Voice Test Card Pilot Award, (previous winners include Sebastian Thiel (creator of BBC 3’s Just A Couple) and Michaela Cole (creator of Channel 4’s Chewing Gum). (Image credit: Still The Solution pictured Charis Agbonlahor)
The Solution is a detective comedy drama starring Alex Kayode-Kay, Memphis Dixon, Charis Agbonlahor, Beau Rambaut, Liam Woon, Elsa Nori, Thao Minh Nyguen, James Lockhart and Darrel Draper.
Stylistically The Solution emulates Damon Wayan’s 90’s hit ‘A Low Down Dirty Shame’ and Samuel L. Jacksons ‘Shaft’ with its blaxploitation grading and slapstick humour.
Supremely intelligent girl becomes an unlikely ally of Det. Ivers, the storyline is an entry into the plight to solve low level crime. He is typically hired for 419 bank scams, spousal cheating and missing persons. His latest assignment leads him into the merky shores of the London Chinese Maffia.
A refreshing comedy drama which highlights the importance of humanising black British men by seeing them on the right side of the law. “The Solution” comes at a pivotal political time, where young black British men are consistently heavily profiled for crime and negative stereotypes in popular media and sadly, on screen in fiction film.
Fully Focused productions is a youth led media organisation that uses the power
of film to challenge perceptions, raise awareness, change mindsets and transform lives.
The organisations Million Youth Media Youtube channel boasts 260,000 subscribers and
the short films and web series that have launched on the platform have racked up more
than 20 million hits. It has catapulted the career of creators such as Kayode Ewumi
(#HoodDocumentary/ Eviction) and notably Real Rapman, with his trilogy of shorts ‘Shiro’ story’ which caught the attention of Jay-Z’s Roc Nation and BBC Films.
The Solution will debut on Fully Focused / Million Youth Media on July 25th 2019.
Watch Trailer: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=lUV-3Wl65IY
Directed By Ruggero Dalla Santa & Alex Kayode-Kay
Written & Produced By Alex Kayode-Kay