POOR BOYS GAME
Feature Drama, 2007
Donnie Rose went to prison for beating a young black man so brutally it left him handicapped for life. Nine years later, Donnie is a changed man but must go back home to the same violent place that created him.
George Carvery has waited nine years to avenge his son’s fate. When he meets Donnie, however, Carvery surprisingly overcomes his need for vengeance. But the black community still wants justice. Their instrument is Ossie Paris – a devastatingly talented boxer who challenges Donnie to a grudge match.
As the racism boils to the surface, Carvery trains Donnie for the fight. Their partnership makes them outcasts from both tribes, knowing that their futures will be decided with the bell of the first round.
AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS
Special Presentation Berlinale 2007, Nominated for The Teddy Award
Special Presentation at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2007
WINNER: Best Atlantic Feature – Atlantic Film Festival People’s Choice/Audience Award
WINNER: Atlantic Film Festival – Best Original Screenplay
WINNER: Atlantic Film Festival – Best Art Direction
WINNER: Atlantic Film Festival – CityTV Award for Best Canadian Feature
WINNER: Audience Award – Calgary International Film Festival
Genie Award Nomination - Achievement in Editing, Achievement in Music – Original Song,
Genie Award Nomination - Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
WINNER: Best supporting Actor – Greg Bryk, Vancouver Film Critics’ Circle
WINNER: Best Feature – Pan African Film Festival
Director’s Guild of Canada – Nomination for Outstanding Achievement Craft Award for direction of amotion picture film