A special memorial to the young local actor Rob Knox will be unveiled at the Picturehouse Cinema in Bromley at 3pm on Saturday, June 8th. The free event is open to the public, and there is a small reception afterwards. His parents, Colin Knox and Sally Holder, will be attending with other close friends and film colleagues. Aaron Truss and Alice Amata, the co-directors of the Rob Knox London Film Festival, are also set to announce exciting new plans for the festival’s future.

Rising star Rob Knox found his breakthrough role in Harry Potter and the Half Prince, playing Marcus Belby in 2008, but shortly after filming, he was stabbed to death in Sidcup trying to protect his brother. The tragic event made headlines news and highlighted the continued concerns about knife crimes. This led to his father, Colin Knox, forming the Rob Knox Foundation in his honour and the Rob Knox London Film Festival, sponsored by Project Vision and Q Cumber Films.

The commemorations to celebrate Rob’s life and legacy are highlighted further in the autumn when the Picturehouse will host a special Q&A screening of the documentary (K)nox: The Rob Knox Story on October 12th with BAFTA-nominated actor Ray Winstone, who is a patron of the Rob Knox Foundation, in attendance alongside the film’s director Aaron Truss and Colin Knox. The event is chaired by Paul McEvoy, founder of FrightFest and host of the Stark Raving Cinema podcast. Tickets go on sale on June 8th.                   

Director and close friend of Rob, Aaron Truss (Pareidolia), had filmed one of his last appearances, a student horror spoof short, Employee of The Dead, which is now available to view below.

Aaron says, “The Rob Knox Foundation and the Rob Knox London Film Festival are growing, and we need to stay ahead of the current climate. Knife crime is a scourge on our country, and I am honoured to help keep flying Rob’s flag to raise awareness and tackle this disease that’s senselessly killing young people. I hope Rob’s story can shed light on this issue. His story is crucial more than ever. Rob is a Bromley boy, and it’s time he came home; this is what June 8th is all about”.

The event is sponsored by Project Vision.

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