Norwich actress stars in new film The Intent

Jade Asha as Naeema in the film The Intent. Photo: submitted.

Jade Asha as Naeema in the film The Intent. Photo: submitted. - Credit: submitted

A Norfolk actress is one of the stars of a new movie being released later later this month – and people are being urged to show their support so that the crime thriller can have a screening at Cinema City.

A scene from the film The Intent. Photo: submitted.

A scene from the film The Intent. Photo: submitted. - Credit: submitted

Jade Asha, who grew up in Thorpe Marriott, is part of the cast of the crime thriller The Intent which will have its London premiere next Monday before being shown at selected cinemas across the country and being available to download via iTunes from July 29.

The film is currently set to have a 6pm screening at Norwich's Cinema City on August 10 as long as enough people reserve tickets by the end of this month.

Miss Asha, 28, said she hoped lots of people would sign up to watch and show their support for British filmmaking.

About the film, which is set in London and has a soundtrack of Grime music, Miss Asha said: 'It's a fresh British crime thriller. There's lots of drama and it's beautifully shot – it's like a whole film that looks like a music video.'

She added: 'It's about a group of guys who turn to crime to make ends meet, and it's basically the twists and turns between right and wrong and the fine line between good and evil.'

Miss Asha plays the lead female role, Naeema, the daughter of the victim in the film.

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'My character is a good girl thrust into this world having done nothing at all,' she said.

Miss Asha went to Drayton Middle School and Taverham High School and is also a former City College Norwich student. She also attended the Norwich Theatre Royal arts courses and when she was 17 she moved to London to pursue her acting career.

To reserve tickets for the potential screening of The Intent at Cinema City on Wednesday, August 10, visit

Following the screening there is planned to be an after party at Stadia in Norwich.


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