91 minutes- Drama
Festival release date: September 11, 2017 (TIFF – World Premiere)
Release date: June 1, 2018
Production companies: Blac Op Films, Black Rabbit Entertainment
Canadian distributor: Northern Banner Releasing
It’s not easy being a black cop. Your community doesn’t trust you, your colleagues are wary of you, and everyone assumes you hate NWA. And when the world is on edge waiting for a grand jury verdict on a high profile police case involving unarmed youth, you can bet all eyes are on you. For one black cop already struggling between duty and moral obligation, it only gets worse when he is profiled by his colleagues off‐duty, nearly getting himself killed in the process – pushing him over the edge. Armed with the power of his badge, an antagonizing radio show for company, and some good old fashioned rage ‐ the stage is set for a whirlwind day filled with vendetta and just desserts – as black cop targets the very community that justifies his colleagues –on a collision course with his own identity. Racial tension, law enforcement, and social media are the focus in this hyper active satire.
Black Cop had its World Premiere at TIFF 2017. Writing for TIFF, Magali Simard said, in part, “Black Cop is a thoughtful and energizing satire, a powerful confrontation to the status quo, and an embodiment of film as the ultimate agent of conversation.” It was produced with the participation of Telefilm Canada and The Talent Fund.
The cast is listed in order of appearance.