"Hardknock projects empower young people to transform their own lives and turn away from the negative influences that ensnare so many of our children today" Che Walker
We believe in the arts capacity to empower and change lives and use our work to provide a platform for our community to voice their thoughts and exchange their views about the world.
We recognise that young people are growing up in an ever changing and challenging society and believe the arts have a vital and important part to play in the healthy and positive development of all young people.
FILM AND THEATRE BY YOUNG PEOPLE...FOR YOUNG PEOPLE
Working with our young community to bring change through the arts
Hardknock Productions (CIC) was established in 2004 with the aim of representing young people who find it difficult to access creative arts projects in their community.
Darren. A reformed criminal and single father battling child custody, is pulled back to the streets after a robbery hits too close to home. A story that sees friendships being tested and lives being put at risk as Darren struggles to keep his family together.
False Paradise. Nominated for best film category.The British Urban Film Festival (BUFF) was formed in July 2005 to showcase urban independent cinema in the absence of any such state-sponsored activity in the UK.
A NEW FEATURE LENGTH VERSION OF THE GRITTY WEB SERIES FALSE PARADISE (2019)
March 19, 2021
Director Niyi Towolawi releases series False Paradise
A “heartfelt” drama exposing myths about gang tradition and its menace to household life has been launched on-line.
The London Press
April 15, 2021
Hackney writer creates web series to deter young people from "street life"
A Hackney writer has created a "raw and authentic" drama about youth culture and the struggles of a young man trying to keep his family together.