Episode 15: Oleneki Adeyeli, Boost and the Canadian Experience
Published on: April 2018
Alissa Santiago presents
Host Alissa Santiago sits down with Oluniké Adeyili who plays a single mother, Amina in the film Boost. We discuss the film and get into a discussion about the Canadian Experience and the need for more diversity within the Canadian Television and Film industry both behind the camera and in front.
Boost is a film about Hakeem (Nabil Rajo) and A-Mac (Jahmil French), Montreal teenagers with very little interest in academic pursuits. Working part-time at Hakeem’s uncle’s car wash, they pick up a little extra dough by casing expensive sports cars that come in for a wash and turning over that information to more seasoned criminals. Eager to get a leg up in the game, they boost a car on their own, leading them down a path from instant gratification to life-threatening consequences.
Boost will be available On Demand soon. Check out boost-themovie.com for more info.
For more interviews on Canadian film makers check out Alissa’s interview with Jessica Greco on the short film Jessica Jessica.
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