SPRINTER

By Storm SAULTER

MENTAL TELEPATHY PICTURES - as PROD

Family - Completed 2018

A Jamaican teen, burdened by an unstable father
and an unruly older brother, hopes a meteoric rise in
track-and-field can reunite him with his mother ,
who has lived illegally in the U.S. for over a decade.

Festivals
& Awards

American Black Film Festival 2018
Official Selection. Best Film, Audience Award, Best Director
Smithsonian - National Museum of African American History & Culture - AAFF 2018
Official Selection
Bahamas International Film Festival 2018
Official Selection. New Visions Award
Trinidad & Tobago Film Festival 2018
Official Selection
    • Year of production
    • 2018
    • Genres
    • Family, Second film, Drama
    • Countries
    • JAMAICA, USA
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH-UNITED STATES
    • Duration
    • 111 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Storm SAULTER
    • Producer(s)
    • Robert MAYLOR (Mental Telepathy Pictures), Clarence HAMMOND (Overbrook Entertainment), Jamal WATSON (Overbrook Entertainment)
    • Synopsis
    • Akeem Sharp, nicknamed the Rasta Rocket for his once-in-a-generation
      speed, is set to be Jamaica’s next big track-and-field sensation.
      Akeem hopes his rise in athletics will take him to the U.S. to reunite
      with his mother, who has supported the family while living as an illegal
      resident for over a decade. But Akeem’s rising star is weighed down by
      turmoil at home: an unstable father, and an unruly older brother who
      insinuates himself into Akeem’s career as a means of escaping—or
      perhaps enhancing—his scam artist hustle.
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