Director: Daniel Boos

Canada, 2017, documentary, 15 minutes, english with lithuanian subtitles, N-13

Thug, a new short film from Nova Scotia filmmaker Daniel Boos, is a sharp look at the film industry and the stereotypes it perpetuates. The film tells the story of an aspiring young actor who is willing to sacrifice a friendship to get cast in a film – and the consequences of his actions. Thug takes inspiration from the real-life struggles of the cast of the film - Simon Mutuyimana, Emmanuel John, Joshua Schlaganweit – of working in a the film industry, marked by racial and other kinds of stereotypes. Thug is the recipient of the Best Short Film Award at the 2017 edition of FIN: the Atlantic International Film Festival in Canada.


2017 – Best Short Film Award, FIN: the Atlantic International Film Festival.

About the director:

Daniel Boos is an emerging filmmaker from Nova Scotia, Canada. His short films have screened at the Festival du Nouveau Cinema, Vancouver Internatioanl 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.

Section: Canadian short film programme "Revelations"

Screenplay: Daniel Boos, Simon Mutuyimana, Emmanuel Josh, Joshua Schlaganweit

Dir. of Photography: Mark Corless

Cast: Simon Mutuyimana, Emmanuel John, Joshua Schlaganweit