Brandon Oakes

TIFF 2020: Akilla’s Escape Review

Charles Officer's latest, Akilla’s Escape, is a tense and thought-provoking examination of generational gang violence AND a richly layered neo-noir that packs a thrilling punch.

Interview: Jeff Barnaby

We talk to Rhymes for Young Ghouls director Jeff Barnaby his film’s recent successes, the mundane nature of small town life that can lead some to less than exemplary behaviour, treating even his villains as humans, the mixed reaction the film has received within the native film community, and why it was a no brainer to use a female protagonist to tell a deeply personal story that stays true to his own experiences.