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102 minutes – Drama Festival release date: 2016 (Festival du Nouveau Cinéma) Release date: April 7, 2017 Release date: March 2, 2018 (Vancouver, Toronto, Whitby, Ottawa)
Hakeem is the teenage son of east African immigrant parents living in Montreal’s tough Parc-Ex neighbourhood. Along with his best friend ‘A-Mac’, Hakeem works at his uncle’s car wash ’spotting’ luxury sports cars for a local crime syndicate to make extra money. A-Mac eventually persuades Hakeem to boost a car on their own leading to dire consequences and forcing Hakeem to make a life altering decision and define the type of man he will become.

Boost has been nominated for 5 Canadian Screen Awards including outstanding performances for Lead Actor – Nabil Rajo, Supporting Role (Actor) – Jahmil French, and Supporting Role (Actress) Oluniké Adeliyi.




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Crew:
Producer: Frederic Bohbot Kieran Crilly
Executive Producer:

Paul-E. Audet
Antonello Cozzolino
John Hazlett

Associate Producer:

Valerie Shamash

Director:

Darren Curtis

Screenwriter:

Darren Curtis

Cinematographer:

Pawel Pogorzelski

Editor:

Jared Curtis

Composer:

Mike Silver

Art Director:

Frédérique Cournoyer-Lessard

Costume Designer:

Eugénie Clermont

Cast:Roles:

Nabil Rajo
Jahmil French
Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine
Fanny Mallette
Patrick Goyette
Juliette Gariépy
Oluniké Adeliyi
Brent Skagford
Marc Rowland
Juliette Gosselin
Théodore Pellerin
Émeraude Lapointe-Provost
Daniel Marcoux
Jean Petitclerc
Sebastien Beaulac
Djibril Toure
Alex Stines
Sara Sue Vallee
Austin Beauchamp
Kenneth Fernandez
Kevin Darwish
Teneisha Collins

Hakeem Nour
Anthony ‘A-Mac’ Macdonald
Ramaz ‘Ram’
Madame Tessier
Detective Belanger
Maxine
Amina Nour
Ilija
Aleksy
Anna
Dev
Daphne
Rich Guy
Mr. Dibiase
Police Officer
Ali Nour
Russian Hitman
Teenage son’s Girlfriend
Teenage Son
Mechanic
Bro car driver
Secretary