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.

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

Official Selection – Santa Barbara International Film Festival, 2021

Official Selection – Atlanta Film Festival, 2021