Akilla’s Escape (2020)

Director: Charles Officer

Writer(s): Charles Officer, Wendy Motion Brathwaite (check)

Starring: Saul Williams, Thamela Mpumlwana, Donisha Prendergast, Ronnie Rowe Jr., Olunike Adeliyi, Shomari Downer, Colm Feore, Bruce Ramsay, Vic Mensa

Synopsis: During what is supposed to be a simple, routine handoff, 40-year-old drug trader Akilla Brown is suddenly caught in the middle of a violent robbery. Narrowly making it out alive, he captures one of the thieves, a teenaged Jamaican boy named Sheppard. Under the pressure of the criminals who hired him, Akilla must set things right and retrieve the stolen goods over the course of one arduous night.

Release Date: September 12, 2020 (Canada) | Length: 90 min | Genre: Drama, Romance | MPAA Rating: NR

Note: To premiere at TIFF in 2020.


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