We teamed up with the guys at Guerilla to help with some branding & book design. We really enjoyed working with the team and are very glad they love the end result.
Guerrilla is not a true story, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t based on facts.
Written and co-directed by 12 Years a Slave Oscar winner John Ridley (whose other acclaimed TV projects, American Crime, is somehow yet to find a UK broadcaster), Guerrilla tells the story of a couple who are propelled by circumstance into a life of radical militancy, and charts the activities of the Black Power Desk – a unit that was established within Special Branch to quash all forms of black activist.
The six-part Sky Atlantic series, which boasts Idris Elba as both a supporting player and executive producer, takes place in a world where authority can’t always be trusted, where our “protectors” are the aggressors, where a person’s belief system or even just the colour of their skin can see them subjected to suspicion, harassment and physical abuse.
In short, while it’s set in early ’70s London, Guerrilla takes place in our world, its themes still disappointingly relevant almost half a century on.
“One day, people are going to ask us what we did,” says Freida Pinto’s passionate Jas. “I’m not going to tell them I sat on a fence.”
Tackling extraordinarily difficult subject matter, Ridley’s drama offers no easy answers. Instead, it asks questions like, ‘what is the right way to get by?’ and ‘are you an aggressor if you fight back – playing into the hands of those who label you a thug or a terrorist – or a coward, submissive if you don’t?
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