Two films made by young people from west London which illustrate the dangers of drug dealing and carrying knives have been shown.

Deep It and PWITS (possession with intent to supply) feature youngsters from Kensington and Chelsea, City of Westminster and Hammersmith and Fulham.

They were shown at Regent Street Cinema in October after the three councils’ Youth Offending Services obtained funding from the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime, which set out to raise awareness of the wide range of victims street drug dealing creates and also to challenge the belief among some young people that carrying a knife makes them feel safe.

They were made by film companies that specialise in co-producing films with hard-to-reach youngsters, and disadvantaged groups were involved in the project.

PWITS, made by Latimer, focused on drug dealing issues and was filmed in Westminster and involved young people from the borough and Kensington and Chelsea.

Deep It, made by Fully Focused Productions, confronts issues around the carrying of knives. It was filmed in Camden and involved young people from all three boroughs.

Later many of those who took part said it was a positive experience and they would be interested in continuing to work with the film companies.

Councillor Elizabeth Campbell, who is head of family and children’s services at Kensington and Chelsea, said: "I think the young people and the film companies have produced two excellent films that tackle head on the dangers associated with drug dealing and carrying knives.

"I am sure these films will prove to be an excellent educational tool in the future.

"I want to thank everyone who took part and the Mayor’s Office for funding this important project."

The films can be viewed and discussed at

Earlier this year it emerged that Ola Orebiyi, brother of 17-year-old Folajimi who was stabbed and killed in Notting Hill in July, had taken part in drama workshops which highlighted the dangers of carrying knives.

Two youths are due to stand trial for Fola’s murder in the new year.