TIK & THE TURKEY, 52 mins, Doc, UK/South Africa, 2013

Director / Producer

The townships in the suburbs of Cape Town, South Africa are blighted by a highly addictive heroin-based drug called ‘unga’ which is mixed with cleaning detergents, and Crystal Meth known locally as ‘tik’ which are slowly crippling this marginalised community. Lainey Richardson’s debut documentary follows 27 year old party girl addict Analese, and her 25 year old childhood friend Trevino, who is struggling to hold his family together, having lied about his heroin addiction until he was married. TIK & THE TURKEY is the human face of an abandoned community facing a drug abuse epidemic.

East End Film Festival 2014 - Nominated for 'Best Soundtrack' Award
London Short Film Festival 2014