From weapons to workouts
This new short documentary follows members of Steel Warriors, a charitable organisation that turns confiscated knives into outdoor gym equipment.
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Director Nick Jay's, new film is a short documentary piece about charitable organisation, Steel Warriors.
The concept for Steel Warriors is to melt down confiscated knives taken off the streets and recycle the steel into outdoor community gyms. To date they have built three around London, and have more to come around the UK. The film showcases the community spirit, as well as the impressive athleticism of the group, as they demonstrate their moves and talk about how Steel Warriors has helped them move beyond issues some of them have had in their past.
“Anywhere from 20,000 to 40,000 knife offences were committed in the UK each year over the last five years," says Jay, who is represented by HunkyDory Films. "In response to that Steel Warriors was born. For me this is a powerful initiative and I felt compelled to create this film. The project was directed, edited, and shot by me and it takes me back to my grassroots of shooting a story with just me and a camera.
"As a storyteller it's all about the script and idea, and how well can you execute that. On this project I wanted to bring you into a world that you may not know about and give you a sense of what Steel Warriors has created. Overall, I'm proud of this one. It's a raw, honest film, and I hope it motivates a few people to go out a do some positive things with their life."