UK director George Amponsah’s thriller Gassed Up has won the London Film Festival (LFF) Audience Award for Best Feature in the 67th edition running from October 4 to 15, as the event also posts record participation.

Further Audiences Award winners, which were announced on Monday, went to The Taste of Mango for Best Documentary, Festival of Slaps for Best British Film/Work and Murals for Best Immersive Work/XR.

Amponsah’s London-set thriller [with production design by Ian Bailie] stars Stephen Odubola (Blue Story, Boiling Point) as a member of a moped street crime gang, who gets on the wrong side of an Albanian crime family.

Archie Maddocks co-wrote the screenplay with One Piece breakout Taz Skylar, who also appears in the film, with other cast including including Steve Toussaint (House Of The Dragon) and Tobias Jowett, soon to be seen in Nick Hamm’s upcoming epic William Tell.

The thriller marks Amponsah’s first fiction feature after a career spent mainly in non-fiction with credits including Black Power: A Story Of British Resistance and Enslaved.

Amazon’s Prime Video boarded the film in 2022 in a move, greenlighting the production. The movie is lead produced by Rupert Preston and Ed Caffrey of Sunrise Films and Bart Ruspoli and Hester Ruoff of Ascendant Fox. Vertical Releasing will release the film theatrically in the UK in early 2024.

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