The movie takes its name from the federal sentencing mandate that gives more lenient sentencing to informants who have committed murder, robbery, or drug conspiracy.
The narrative follows best friends Tiger (rapper Forty Da Great) and Remo (Melvin Jackson, Jr of The Wire), who form the street crew Self Made Bosses (SMB), specializing in drugs, murder, and money.
The organization’s problems begin due to a federal indictment, and Remo’s desire to go legitimate and focus on family life.
Also starring is Clifton Powell, Yukmouth (Luniz), Marvwon, Quest McCody, Ms. Nia, Christina Usher, Angelo Ashmon, comedian AJ Johnson (Friday, I Got The Hookup, Foolish, Repos, Baps, Players Club, Menace to Society), and many more.
A veteran entertainment entrepreneur Don Armstrong who launched his career with the popular independent project Street Life: The Documentary, Armstrong’s inspiration for the film derives from witnessing how the federal informant laws effects urban communities around the country.
With artists such as Forty Da Great and Yukmouth playing significant roles, Five.K.One is a film with direct ties to Hip-Hop music.
Don sold over 100k copies of his films through overlooked outlets such as barbershops and clothing stores, by allowing them to share profits of the film. Don even sold the films wholesale to Bootleggers
Five.K.One has a soundtrack available on iTunes, and book from the movie for incarcerated individuals available on Amazon.com.