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Akilla’s Escape (2020)

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Coming Out at June 11, 2021 in theaters

Crime, Drama

Akilla’s Escape iscrime drama film directed by Charles Officer, and written by Zemeckis. The film stars Saul Williams, Thamela Mpumlwana, Donisha Rita Claire Prendergast, Vic Mensa, Olunike Adeliyi, Shomari Downer and Ronnie Rowe. The film primiered at September 12, 2020 on Toronto International Film Festival.

Akilla Brown is forty-years-old and for the first time in his life, the clandestine cannabis grow operation he runs is legit. 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 fifteen-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 escaped.

Director: Charles Officer

Writers: Charles Officer, Wendy Motion Brathwaite

Stars: Saul Williams, Thamela Mpumlwana, Donisha Rita Claire Prendergast, Vic Mensa, Olunike Adeliyi, Shomari Downer, Ronnie Rowe

►Cast

Saul WilliamsAkilla
Thamela MpumlwanaSheppard / Young Akilla
Donisha Rita Claire PrendergastFaye
Vic MensaPrince
Olunike AdeliyiThetis
Shomari DownerShadow
Ronnie RoweClinton
Theresa TovaAthena
Brandon OakesZo
Bruce RamsayJimmy
Cassius CrieghtneyCutty
Pedro Miguel ArceRodrigo
Colm FeoreBenji
Victor GomezAndres
David KeeleyDetective Jones
Huse MadhavjiRedmond
Tony NappoNico
Jennifer PodemskiMrs. Rosenthal
Sagine SémajusteSelah
John TokatlidisLuca
Richard WaltersSimeon
Carlisle J. WilliamsBenzo

( Read more cast details on imdb )

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