Akilla’s Escape

GENRE: Feature Crime Noir
PRODUCER: Jake Yanowski, Charles Officer
DIRECTOR: Charles Officer
WRITER: Charles Officer and Motion

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

In a crime-noir about the urban child-soldier, Akilla Brown captures a fifteen-year-old Jamaican boy in the aftermath of an armed robbery. Over one gruelling night, Akilla confronts a cycle of generational violence he thought he escaped.

Toronto International Film Festival 2020, Official Selection, Special Event – Planet Africa