Bunbury Films


Boost (2016)

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2018 Winner of the Canadian Screen Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role (Nabil Rajo)

Nominated for 8 2018 Quebec Screen Awards:

  • Best Film (Frederic Bohbot Bunbury Films & Kieran Crilly, Darren Curtis Havelock Films)

  • Best Director (Darren Curtis)

  • Best Screenplay (Darren Curtis)

  • Best Editing (Jared Curtis)

  • Best Score (Michael Silver)

  • Best New Face (Nabil Rajo)

  • Best Supporting Actor (Jahmil French)

  • Best Casting (Maxime Giroux, Jonathan Oliveira)

Nominated for 4 other 2018 Canadian Screen Awards:

  • Best Supporting Actor (Jahmil French)

  • Best Supporting Actress (Wendy Olunike Adeliyi)

  • Best Overall Sound (Philippe Attié, Bobby O'Malley)

  • Best Original Song (The Posterz)


Shanghai International Film Festival Austin Film Festival (Honourable Mention for Best Film) Toronto Black Films Festival (Opening Film) Festival du Nouveau Cinema

The adventures of teenage boyhood innocence ends abruptly.

Boost is a thrilling look at the lives of two teenage best friends from Montreal who become entangled with the mob after a car they stole is involved in a fatal accident.


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’, they work after school at Hakeem’s 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.


Directed by Darren Curtis
Produced by Frederic Bohbot, Keiran Crilly, and Darren Curtis
Distributed by Filmoption International
Produced in association with Telefilm Canada


Genre: Fiction
Category: Drama, Popular culture
Production year: 2017
Language: English (Subtitled in French)
Duration: 95 minutes
Format: HD (High-Definition)
TV broadcast: Available immediately

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