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Thug || Daniel Boos || 15 min.

Desperate to land a role, an aspiring actor takes extreme measures, risking a close relationship and inciting dramatic repercussions. Thug is a realist fiction film developed by Daniel Boos in collaboration with Simon Mutuyimana, Emmanuel John, and Joshua Schlaganweit. The film portrays the cast's real life struggle to participate in the film industry stereotypes that affect their experience off screen.


  Thug  filmmaker Daniel Boos

Thug filmmaker Daniel Boos

Daniel Boos is an emerging filmmaker from Nova Scotia, Canada. His short films have screened at the Festival du Nouveau Cinema, Vancouver International Film Festival,  Chicago International Film Festival, Telefilm’s Not Short on Talent at the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival, the CBC Short Film Faceoff, and the Phi Centre, among others. Daniel is a recipient of the A&E Short Filmmakers Award from the National Screen Institute of Canada, Best Short Film at the Screen NS Awards, and the Irving Avrich Fund from the Toronto International Film Festival. He is pursuing an MFA in Film at York University. 

Thug is part of Atlantic Auteurs Program Two at HIFF 2018.

SATURDAY JUNE 9 | 7 PM | NEPTUNE SCOTIABANK STAGE THEATRE | 68 MIN

$12 @ the door | $10 advance/student/senior/unwaged