Teenaged Layla travels from Trinidad to London to live with her mother. She’s swept off her feet by a gang leader, Troy, but in a world where being Troy’s girl buys both envy and status, her only true friend is Shaun, an outsider. When Troy discards her, Layla vows to win him back. Shaun becomes a pawn in her game, and the forces she has set in motion soon escalate out of control.
(93mins) | United Kingdom
In 2009, Rebecca Johnson’s short film, Top Girl, screened at over 30 film festivals including Berlin, Rotterdam, Clermont-Ferrand and Los Angeles. Her other short films include Electric, Home Turf and Balling For Brixton. Nominated for Best Newcomer at the 2014 London Film Festival, Honeytrap is her first feature.