Historic Success at Return of The Don BFI IMAX London Movie Premiere


Return of The Don as directed by the Cannes Certified Multi Award winning Director Malcolm A Benson made a historic success at the BFI IMAX First Official Release. The Box Office result revealed that In the opening weekend Return of The Don went straight to number 23 in the overall UK Box Office chart having sold out its entire tickets before the event. This is a historic and inspiring success for Independent Filmmakers in the UK especially for Directors and Producers from the African Descent in this highly competitive film industry often dominated by very high budget Hollywood blockbuster films. The General Theatrical release is now scheduled to kick off from October 2016 to be screened at Genesis Cinema in Mile End Road London, Kingdom Cinema at Open Doors Crystal Palace and other cinemas nationwide.

So far the movie has been nominated and also won multiple International Film Festival Awards including the Hollywood International Moving Pictures Film Festival Award, Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Award, Depth of Field International Film Festival Awards, Canada International Film Festival, Accolade International Film Festival, London Independent Film Festival and Festival International Du Film De Cannes. Return of The Don was screened at the Marche Du Film in Cannes Film Festival in May 2016 by the New World Cinema.


Logline: When Police Commander Tracy Caparro, learnt that an ex‐mob boss Charlie Reid will soon return to the City, it became clear that mayhem is about to unfold. With Jack Ackerman the new gang leader already turning the City into a land of massacre, she must task DC Mills with the deadly assignment of keeping the two gang leaders at bay and her position secure.


Return of the Don” guarantees a new height and insight showcasing the ethnic minority group in charge and in top police ranks in a police culture often dominated by white men. It also highlights black women in power while it takes the audience on a journey into the English Mob culture. It exposes the gangs’ culture and it’s impact on young peoples especially being used for criminal activities often with fatal consequences. The film is packs with action and suspense, which aims to capture a global intrigue keeping it’s audience at the edge from start to finish.

Return of The Don’s cast is a mixture of white and black British and African heavy weights including Monalisa Chinda starring as Police Commander Caparro, Steve McTigue – as Jack Ackerman (also starred in Jack the Giant Killer), Paul Van Beaumont as Charlie Reid (also starred in Gatwick Gangster), Malcolm A Benson starring as DC Mills, Lucien Morgan (An American Werewolf in London, Ortega and His Enemies) playing DC Chapman, The emerging UK talent Grace Holley, playing Megan Brooks, Amanda Lara Kay (Lead actress in Vampire Resurrection) playing Dana Ackerman, Aida Emeliyanova (The Beast of Bevendean) playing Amber Richardson, Jack Ackerman’s most dangerous serial killer.

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