About Time Productions is proud to announce the first screening of Street Soldiers at the TIFF Bell Lightbox Reitman Square, 350 King Street West, on Friday February 26th. Red Carpet at 7:30pm, Movie Premiere at 8:30pm, Cocktail Reception to follow at Malaparte.
This all-Canadian action drama starring Sid Sawant, Nish Raisi, Lionel Boodlal, Steve Kassan, Sachel Metoo, Afroz Khan, Shruti Shah, Jasmine Sawant, Mohsin Sabir is directed by Lily Ahluwalia and Jay Walia.
Street Soldiers is a story of a young, insecure teenager named Sunny, whose life gets turned upside down after an unfortunate turn of events. Tormented by bullies, in self-preservation, Sunny turns towards gang members for his protection. The choices he makes along the way, dictate the consequences he must face, in his life as a street soldier.
Director Lily Singh’s first independent venture a film called “I Do. Do. I?” which she produced and directed was screened at numerous film festivals and went on to win the “Gold Remi” at Houston International Film Festival for Best Short Romantic Comedy in 2010. Street Soldiers is her first full length feature as Director. Jay Walia wrote and co-directed the film “I Do. Do. I?” and teamed up again with Lily Singh for the film Street Soldiers which he directed and wrote the screenplay for. Street Soldiers has been his passion project for over four years.
About Time Productions vision is to bring an element of realism to the landscape of Canadian film. An independent company that strives to bring relevant social topics to the forefront of Canadian culture by using their films to help educate and breakdown social stereotypes. In today's complex world, when differences seem to be pulling people apart, they aim to show how similarities can bring society together as one. They believe that film can help us see that Canada's uniqueness derives from its diversity and that in fact unites us all in a common national pride.
Following the screening, several members of the cast and production company will be available for media and Q&A at the Cocktail Reception at Malaparte.
To view the Trailer of the film, click HERE.