Five K One
The director of the groundbreaking film "Street Life", Dionciel Armstrong, brings you FIVE K ONE - A feature film with a storyline ripped from the news headlines. Five K One is the story of a drug cartel infiltrated by a snitch and an overzealous leader who will seek the truth at whatever cost. The title of the film is taken directly from the US federal sentencing guidelines that give lighter sentences to informants even if they have committed the ultimate crime of murder.
In FIVE K ONE, two friends run a criminal enterprise known as the Self Made bosses (SMB) and are tied to the world of drugs, money and murder. At the head of the SMB is Tiger (protrayed by national recording artist, Forty da Great) and Remo (protrayed by Melvin Jackson, Jr., who appeared on HBO's critically acclaimed show "The Wire"). The story begins one year prior to the federal indictment of the SMB when the crew was at the top of their game. As SMB grows in the streets and the drama gets deeper, Remo begins to disconnect himself from the SMB with the desire to to focus on family and more legitimate efforts. but in the streets, getting out is much harder than getting in. complete with murder, mayhem, and mystery, FIVE K ONE is a cautionary tale about the allure of the street game, which promises money and power, but only ends in grief and despondency.