Director: Charles Officer
Feature film | Canada, USA | 2020
90 min | Dolby 5.1
55th Hof International Film Festival
Akilla Brown is 40 years old, and for the first time in his life, the clandestine cannabis growing operation he runs is legitimate. Only one year into government-approved legalization, the pendulum of hypocrisy takes a toll and Akilla decides to cash out. While making a routine delivery on a cool summer night, destiny takes an unexpected turn when Akilla confronts a firestorm of masked youths in an armed robbery. In the aftermath of the heist, Akilla captures one of the thieves, a mute 15-year-old boy named Sheppard. Upon learning the bandits are affiliated with the Garrison Army, a Jamaican crime syndicate his grandfather founded, Akilla is forced to reckon with a cycle of violence he thought he had escaped.
With DONISHA PRENDERGAST, OLUNIKÉ ADELIYI, RONNIE ROWE JR., SAUL WILLIAMS, THAMELA MPUMLWANA, VIC MENSA
Screenplay CHARLES OFFICER, MOTION, Cinematography MAYA BANKOVIC, Editing ANDRES LANDAU, Production design DIANA ABBATANGELO, Costume design JEANNETTE LINTON, Casting NICOLE HILLIARD-FORDE, Music SAUL WILLIAMS, Executive Production MARTIN F. KATZ, KAREN WOOKEY, MICHAEL A. LEVINE