Apr 6th 2017 by Boost_Movie • 8 Questions • 970 Points
We are Fred Bohbot and Kieran Crilly, indie film producers. We produced and shot the 2014 Oscar winning short documentary called The Lady in Number 6 about the world’s oldest Holocaust survivor and her story about how music saved her life.
Friday we are releasing our first feature together, BOOST. An English coming of age thriller set in Montreal with a black lead cast. It is opening in a limited release in Montreal April 7th and will expand to new cities in the near future.
The film is the story of two friends, Hakeem and Anthony ‘A-Mac’ McDonald. The two work at Hakeem’s uncle’s car wash ’spotting’ luxury sports cars for a local crime syndicate to make extra money. A-Mac eventually persuades Hakeem to boost a car on their own leading to a windfall of cash that has dire consequences down the road - forcing Hakeem to make a life altering decision that will define the type of man he will become.
We are joined by the film’s writer-director, Darren Curtis, to answer your questions about our new project, winning an Oscar for a short film, making a movie in Canada and anything else you might have in mind.
Hi Guys, We are done for now - feel free to ask more questions and we will see if we can get to them at a later time.
How does one even get a short to be considered for a short documentary film at the Oscars? Do you have to submit it somewhere or do they just find you?
Fred: There's a number of criteria that make your short doc acceptable to the academy. Length: under 39 mins. It has to have been theatrically released in New York or LA, or been shown in a number of A list fetivals: TIFF, Cannes, Sundance, etc