BFI London Film Festival: Gassed Up Red Carpet
Cast and guests attends the "Gassed Up" screening during the 67th BFI London Film Festival at the BFI Southbank on October 10, 2023 in London, England. (Photo by Belinda Jiao/Getty Images for BFI)

Exclusive Coverage of ‘Gassed Up’ Premiere at BFI London Film Festival

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We attended the red carpet at the BFI London Film Festival for the grand premiere of Gassed Up (2023). This thrilling event was graced by a star-studded red carpet, where we not only captured the glitz and glamour but also conducted exclusive interviews with the film’s remarkable cast. Gassed Up (2023) boasts an ensemble cast, including Stephen Odubola as ‘Ash’, and Taz Skylar as ‘Dubz’, in pivotal roles. Notably, the film also features a host of musicians who are trying their hand at acting for the first time, such as singer Mae Muller. Additionally, it includes exciting cameos from prominent figures in the music and entertainment industry, including British rapper Ms Banks, YouTuber Yung Filly, and public figure Harry Pinero.

Watch our exclusive coverage of the red carpet

Unveiling ‘Gassed Up’ at BFI London Film Festival

The BFI London Film Festival has a reputation for showcasing outstanding cinema, and Gassed Up (2023) lived up to expectations. Directed by BAFTA award-winning George Amponsah, the film explores real-life narratives with gritty authenticity and features a talented ensemble cast. Young Ash, played by Stephen Odubola, is at the heart of the story, as he grapples with the complexities of life on the streets. Taz Skylar portrays Dubz, the charismatic leader of an organized crime ring that Ash becomes entangled with. The film’s captivating narrative is further enriched by the inclusion of musicians turned actors, a testament to the film’s unique appeal.

In-depth Conversations with the Cast and Director

Our interviews with the cast of Gassed Up (2023) provided a deeper insight into their roles and experiences during the film’s production. Stephen Odubola, Taz Skylar, and the cast share their thoughts on their roles and experiences on set. Director George Amponsah sheds light on the film’s compelling storyline and gives advice for up-and-coming film directors. With a mix of experienced actors and talented newcomers, the film brought a refreshing perspective to the UK crime & drama genre.

Taz Skylar: Rising Stars on the Ascent

During our coverage, we had the privilege of delving into Taz Skylar’s multi-faceted career, not only as an actor but also as a co-screenwriter of the film. Taz’s role as Dubz in Gassed Up (2023) is set to captivate audiences, and his recent foray into Netflix’s live-action series, One Piece (2023)—an adaptation of the popular Anime—underscores his growing prominence in the industry. 

In Closing: ‘Gassed Up’ at BFI London Film Festival

The BFI London Film Festival served as the perfect stage for the premiere of Gassed Up (2023). At Distract TV, we were thrilled to provide an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at the film’s red carpet event, interviews with the diverse cast, and the spotlight on musicians transitioning into the world of acting. Gassed Up (2023) promises to be a must-see film, blending raw authenticity with captivating storytelling and a star-studded ensemble. With the rising stars and talented musicians involved, the future of UK cinema continues to be promising.

Watch Gassed Up (2023) in cinemas from 9 February 2024. Watch the trailer:

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