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Sprinter (15)

06 Sep
08 Sep 2019

Directed by

Storm Saulter


17-year-old Rastafarian Akeem Sharp (Dale Elliott) only has one goal in mind: run as fast as he can. Ever since his mother (Lorraine Toussaint, "Orange Is the New Black") immigrated to America to financially support the family, Akeem's life has been burdened by his volatile father and unruly older brother. Now, his only respite is the running track where he makes his name: "The Rasta Rocket," they call him in the local track-and-field circuit, where he's being hailed as Jamaica's next big sprinting sensation.
The film was executive produced by Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith and has an all-star cast including lead actor Dale Elliott, Kadeem Wilson (Ghett’ A Life), Dennis Titus (The Mighty Quinn), Shantol Jackson (Yardie), Bryshere Y. Gray (Empire), with Lorraine Toussaint (Selma, Orange is The New Black), and David Alan Grier (Jumanji), as well as a cameo from the most iconic sprinter of all, Usain Bolt. The film also features original songs by Grammy Award winning artist NE-YO and dancehall artist Shenseea.
With the support of the BFI, awarding funds from The National Lottery.