Plot & Details
Inspired by writer/director Eran Creevy's own teenage experiences, Shifty tells the tale of a man who returns to his old neighborhood on the outskirts of London, ostensibly to attend a party but more specifically to check up on an old friend. It's been a long time since Chris (Daniel Mays) left town, and now that he's finally returned, he's eager to check up on Shifty (Riz Ahmed), the lifelong friend he left behind. As it turns out, things aren't going to well for Shifty; not only has he taken to dealing drugs supplied by local heavy Glen (Jason Flemyng), but the constant struggle to keep his activities secret from his self-righteous brother Rez (Nitin Ganatra) has resulted in some serious family tensions. Over the course of the next twenty-four hours, former best friends Chris and Shifty will not only confront the dark secrets that once drove Chris from town, but also work to free the desperate Shifty from a volatile situation that could spell danger for both of them.
- MPAA Rating: Not Yet Rated
- Genre(s): Drama
- Run Time: 86min.
- Distributor(s): Metrodome, Protagonist Pictures
- Director(s): Eran Creevy
- Starring: Rizwan Ahmed , Daniel Mays , Jason Flemyng , Nitin Ganatra , Jay Simpson
- Themes: Inner City Blues,Drug Trade,Sibling Relationships,Coming Home
- Tone: Gritty,Harsh,Tense
- Keywords: drug-dealer, friendship, neighborhood, party
- Country of Origin: UK (04-24-2009)
- Language: English