FILM: Gimme The Loot (15)

Written and directed by Adam Leon, Gimme The Loot is a low-budget drama which premiered in the prestigious Un Certain Regard section of the 2012 Cannes Film Festival.

Malcolm (Ty Hickson) and tomboy Sophia (Tashiana Washington) are two talented graffiti writers from the Bronx.

They become frustrated when a rival gang defaces their latest masterpiece and so plot revenge by attempting to tag an iconic landmark: the giant red apple in the New York Mets baseball stadium.

To realise their dream, they need to raise 500 dollars to pay a security guard to smuggle them into the complex.

Over the course of two days, Malcolm and Sophia pull of underhand schemes to raise the cash, including the attempted theft of a necklace belonging to a rich girl, Ginnie (Zoe Lescaze), who buys drugs from Malcolm, then cruelly mocks him in front of her gal pals.

Released: May 3 (UK & Ireland, selected cinemas), 79 mins