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Star's anti-knife crime film release

PUBLISHED: 17:06 28 July 2010 | UPDATED: 11:49 23 August 2010

An anti-knife crime film produced in memory of murdered Harry Potter actor Rob Knox has been released on the same DVD as hit film Shank. Cold Kiss, starring hardman Brit actor Ray Winstone, was filmed after the 18-year-old, from London Road, Swanley, was

An anti-knife crime film produced in memory of murdered Harry Potter actor Rob Knox has been released on the same DVD as hit film Shank.

Cold Kiss, starring hardman Brit actor Ray Winstone, was filmed after the 18-year-old, from London Road, Swanley, was murdered outside the Metro Bar, in Sidcup, in May 2008.

On Monday, the 15-minute film showing the horrific effects of knife crime was released on the same two-disc set of the movie which focuses on youth gang violence in London.

Rob's father, Colin Knox, 55, of Ingress Park, Greenhithe, said: "This is the type of audience we need to target.

"This is a very important vehicle to get our message across. Our film is not your stereotypical street crime film.

"It shows the true effects of violence on our streets that has left many youngsters like my son dead. I hope anyone watching Shank will also watch Cold Kiss as they will have an objective view on the film. It's been a long time coming but I'm glad it is out there."

Actor friends and professional film-makers Aaron Truss, a producer, and director Nirpal Bhogal, both of Dustlight Films, screened the 15-minute film earlier this year, attended by Sexy Beast stars Ray Winstone and Sir Ben Kingsley.

Mr Winstone, 52, said: "I've seen a lot of people who actually commit these crimes but you don't see too much about how it affects the people maimed and killed and that's the approach this film adds.

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