23 July 2015
Hyena, Featuring Mem Ferda, Out Now on DVD
Gritty 2014 Brit crime film Hyena is now available on DVD. The plot follows a corrupt London drug squad as it has to deal with Albanian and Turkish gangsters, and shows the line between the law and the law breakers becoming thinner and thinner.
Mem Ferda plays the role of Akif Dikman, the head of a Turkish Crime family, whose nephew is brutally tortured by an Albanian gang as they battle to take control over Londons underbelly. AKIF (Ferda) seeks the help of bent crooked cop Michael (Peter Ferdinando) to investigate and find out who was responsible for the death of his nephew.
Mem comments: Hyena is a shocking, insightful, dissection of Londons dark and criminal underbelly. Gerard Johnson forces us into a disturbing but necessary exploration of the dark side of our society, a world which we are blind to.
Synopsis – respected by both sides of the law, Detective Sergeant Michael Logan lines his pockets through predatory extortion and drug dealing whilst simultaneously climbing the ranks of law enforcement. When Albanian and Turkish gangs begin to tighten their grip over Londons vicious underbelly, things swiftly spiral out of control. With no one to turn to, Logan takes a ruthless course of action that leads to irrevocable consequences.
Peter Ferdinando as Michael
Stephen Graham as David Knight
Neil Maskell as Martin
Mem Ferda as Akif Dikman
MyAnna Buring as Lisa
Elisa Lasowski as Ariana
Directed by: Gerard Johnson
Writer: Gerard Johnson
Producers: Elizabeth Karlsen, Joanna Laurie, Stephen Woolley
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Mem Ferda was born in South West London in 1963, and started acting from a young age. This led to graduating with a Postgraduate Diploma in Classical Acting from The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA). He went on to carve himself a successful career, landing a myriad of TV roles, commercials and films. Over the years he has taken on a notable list of baddies roles, including Dusan (The Crew), Hakeem (The Veteran), Vladimir (ill Manors), Kamel Hannah (The Devils Double) Ilir Duka (Dirty Money) Tariq (Plastic) and recently Lenny Moore (Gunned Down).