Launched in 2000 by Adrian Wootton, Crime Scene heralds all things crime-related on film. Telling us about the current state of society, this series intends to go beyond detectives and noir, whilst still celebrating the genre. Exploring narratives of resistance and identity in a world where big business and government define laws through money and control…more than ever the Crime Scene represents the journey of the little man or woman up against the stacked odds of deprivation, corporate power and the State.
“I am really delighted that Crime Scene, after being on hiatus for most of the last decade, is returning refreshed and re-energised by the terrific creative teams at the Genesis Cinema and the East End Film Festival. I think it is really important that the UK has a focus and a festival devoted to this most popular and endlessly inventive genre. I salute this rebirth and look forward to working on Crime Scene as it develops.”
—Adrian Wootton, Creator of Crime Scene & Chief Executive of Film London
Crime-inspired Improv Workshop from the creators of ‘Dinner and a Movie’.
Dir. Marcus Flemming
UK | 2016 | 60 min
Dir: Jake Gabbay
UK | 33 min
Two films about boxers trying to escape their troubled past, one set around the 2011 London riots, one at the heart of the East End.
Genre Claude Van Damme improvise a full movie live on stage.
Dir: Adrian Tanner
UK | 82 min
A thriller for the age of the Panama Papers, about a group of Robin Hood-style hackers.
Dir: Chester Yang
UK | 70 mins
A documentary about the student movement in the UK, and the erosion of the right to protest.
Dir: Gonzalo López-Gallego
USA | 90 mins
Ian McShane, Patrick Wilson and John Leguizamo star in a brilliantly fun, schlocky Texas thriller.
A night of crime-themed VHS madness taking in two brilliant ‘80s flicks.