When it comes to contemporary, urban British drama, staying on top with retributive and face-saving violence is a common trope which reflects everyday tensions through which many young men (and particularly young black men) navigate their lives on the mean streets of Britain.
In “Ambition to Live,” starring and written by young British boxer and emerging screen talent, Jordan Pitt, we forgo the swagger, posturing and mouthing-off usually associated with the genre, and get straight to the gritty, emotional heart of things. This short, taut film offers an intriguing approach that draws you in and has the mind working immediately as neither expository dialogue nor pat answers are given as to the whys and wherefores of what you are (or might) be witnessing.
“Ambition to Live” was directed by Fraser Ayers, himself an actor (credits include BBC’s “Smoking Room” and Noel Clarke’s “Adulthood”). Ayers is also co-founder, CEO and Managing Director of Triforce Promotions, a mainly UK based network that enables actors and creatives to connect, and aims to make opportunities in all areas of the film, TV and theatre industries.
“Ambition to Live” marks the first collaboration between One Umbrella Productions (star Jordan Pitt’s production company) and Triforce Promotions.
Watch the film in full, below.