British actor Mem Ferda has signed onto associate produce Rob Brown’s upcoming feature film directorial debut, ‘Sixteen.’ Ferda joins fellow producers Jake Hume and Nic Jeune on the film, which stars Roger Nsengiyumva, Rachael Stirling, Rosie Day and Alexis Zegerman.
The urban thriller chronicles an African teen’s struggle to confront his violent past. Jumah, an African former child soldier living in London, is forced to confront his violent past. Jumah is about to turn 16 in two days and wants to leave his violent past behind him. Things seem to be better now, as he has a tentative relationship building with a girl at school.
But then Jumah witnesses a stabbing and those involved want to ensure that Jumah says nothing to the police about what he saw that night. Pressure mounts as violence forces its way back into Jumah’s life.
Ferda described Brown, who also wrote ‘Sixteen’s script, as a personal friend, adding that “I’m extremely excited by the attention the film has been receiving. It will be remarkable as he is such a talented director–certainly one to watch, he has a very bright future.”
Written by: Karen Benardello