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.