Feedback to Cold Kiss
PUBLISHED: 14:12 28 January 2010 | UPDATED: 17:33 25 August 2010
Barry Mizen, whose son Jimmy was murdered in a bakery in Lee: Families United was formed for like-minded people, like us, who have lost loved ones on the violent streets of Britain. We all have our campaigns no matter how big or small. But this enables u
Barry Mizen, whose son Jimmy was murdered in a bakery in Lee: "Families United was formed for like-minded people, like us, who have lost loved ones on the violent streets of Britain.
We all have our campaigns no matter how big or small. But this enables us to talk and get support from those who know exactly how we feel. We are here tonight to support Colin and Sally in their project. We wish them all the best and hope it gets screened. It's such a powerful message.
Brooke Kinsella attended with parents George, 47 and Debbie, 45: "At first I didn't think I would be able to watch it because it involved someone being stabbed with a knife like my brother. I didn't think I would have the strength, but I simply had to watch it, there was no other option and I had to support the Knox family. What they have achieved and hope to achieve is so amazing. This film is not just about gang feuds you would commonly associate with knife crime, this shows that it could happen to anyone. I could be that girl (Kelly) avenging my brother's death. Who wouldn't or hasn't thought about that?"
Aaron Truss, producer and Rob's pal: "I was particularly concerned because members of Families United were watching and I wondered how they would cope seeing the stabbing. I saw their reactions and there were a few tears, but they understand why it had to be so hard-hitting.
"I heard giggles at the funnier parts and stunned silence in others. It's a film where when people leave it goes away with them and stays in their minds. If it does that we have achieved what we hoped."
Lexie Lambert, actress in Cold Kiss: "It was such an important emotional project to work on. I just really hope we have done it justice. It was particularly hard filming the stabbing scene, I asked Colin to leave as I felt I could not do the part justice with him there knowing what had happened to Rob. It was an intense moment, highly charged. Working with Ray was great and I really learnt a lot from him. It was a tight schedule as we did all his scenes in one day. Cold Kiss was intense but an amazing experience. I just hope it gets picked up.