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.
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