The first Sydney street gang in Australia has emerged, and they’re making a lot of money.
The SOB (South Side Organised Crime) was created in 2012 by a group of friends who were bored and hungry.
They were members of a local street gang called The Big Chill, who were looking for a place to play.
“They weren’t really interested in the big business of street gangs,” said Mr Williams.
Their first foray into the entertainment industry came in 2011 when the gang launched their own music station, and in 2014 they created a series of TV shows called ‘Criminal Mixtapes’.
The first episode of their show ‘Solo’ was filmed in January 2015, and the show is available to watch on YouTube.
In 2014, they were able to secure the contract for the production of their own television show, ‘Sober’, which aired on Sky1 in the UK.
A series of films including ‘Crimewatch’ and ‘A Night at the SOB’ were also made.
Now, the SOG is on the move and the gang is moving into a new stage of growth.
Mr Williams said that he and his mates wanted to make something “that they could take with them and use as an inspiration for the future”.
“We wanted to go into the industry and help people,” he said.
One of their goals is to get a television show made in Sydney, which would then be broadcast in Australia.
So far, they’ve secured a $10,000 loan from the NSW Film Corporation, and Mr Williams said the gang has already invested in a production company in Melbourne, and a production studio in Sydney.
While the gang members have had a rough start in their careers, Mr Williams has said they’ve now turned a corner.
He said that as a result of the gang’s efforts, “they’ve been recognised as the first local street gangs in Australia”.
“I’ve always been interested in street gangs and how they’ve developed, but I had never seen anything like this before,” he added.
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