Akilla’s Escape


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.

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

(x5) Canadian Academy Winner
Official Selection, Special Event – Toronto International Film Festival, 2020
Official Selection – Santa Barbara International Film Festival, 2021
Official Selection – Atlanta Film Festival, 2021
Official Selection, Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival 2021