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An aspiring actor risks a close friendship to get cast in a film.

Film completion date: August 2017.

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.

Best Atlantic Short, Atlantic International Film Festival
Oustanding Performance by an Actor, Atlantic International Film Festival
Best Short Film, Screen Nova Scotia Awards
Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Leading Male Role, ACTRA Maritimes
Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Male Role, ACTRA Maritimes

Director's Biography:

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.
Daniel Boos
Daniel Boos
Daniel Boos, Simon Mutuyimana, Emmanuel John, and Joshua Schlaganweit
15 Minutes
Montréal, Canada
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1/25/19 3:15pm at Vermilionville
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