It was only a matter of time before western Sydney's gun-crime epidemic would be turned into a film.
But it's not an action-packed blockbuster. There is a lesson to be learnt, says Matt Durrant, who wrote and directed the film Pocket Money.
The film follows the story of two boys who encounter a gunman straight after a shooting has occurred and the decisions that follow.
Durrant said gun crime was slowly being treated as a normal part of life and he wanted to raise awareness about the situation.
"Everyone knows that the police can't solve each and every shooting, so the community starts to feel like nothing is getting done and slowly it becomes accepted, especially if it's bad guys on bad guys," Durrant said.
"But, in reality, everyone around these incidents is affected, and the only real change will come when the community decides to impose a change and do something about it."
The idea for the film came from the countless media reports of shootings and drive-by shootings that Durrant watched, read or heard about through various media outlets.
Durrant said he wanted to "tackle" the subject of gun crime through film.
"I wanted to explore the situation, not from the perspective of the people involved in the shooting, but the rest of the community, the people who are witnesses, who see or hear something," he said.
Pocket Money was filmed in parts of western Sydney including in Parramatta and Auburn.
Screen NSW has funded the creation of the film from their Emerging Filmmakers Fund.
Pocket Money can be viewed later this year to watch online, on DVD or through a screening with cast and crew.
To make this possible, you can donate to Pocket Money on website, Pozible.