Teaser Trailer for John Boyega-Led ‘Imperial Dreams’

John Boyega-Led Film

Before he rocked our worlds thanks to Star Wars: The Force Awakens, John Boyega filmed Imperial Dreams, a film that made its world premiere at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, but despite good reviews it never closed a distribution deal.

Boyega is certainly a much bigger star now than he was when the film premiered and it would be great if this film could be seen by a wider audience. Also Attack the Block, which first caught J.J. Abrams‘ attention.

The Malik Vitthal‘s feature follows the 21-year-old Bambi (Boyega), an ex-con who struggles to provide for his four-year-old son Day (played by twins Justin & Ethan Coach), who’s been left in the care of his drug-running Uncle Shrimp (Glenn Plummer) after Bambi’s love interest Samaara (Keke Palmer) is locked up on charges of her own. Bambi’s brother Wayne (Rotimi Akinosho), cousin Gideon (De’aundre Bonds) and drug-addicted mother Tanya (Kellita Smith) do their best to welcome him back into the fold, but an environment has absolutely no interest in nurturing his dreams to develop a writing career.

Check out the first trailer below:

Inspired by true events, Imperial Dreams is about a 21-year-old reformed gangster’s devotion to his family and future, which is put to the test when he is released from prison and returns to his old stomping grounds in Watts, Los Angeles. Malik Vitthal directed the film and wrote it with Ismet Prcic, and Jonathan Schwartz, Andrea Sperling and Katherine Fairfax Wright produced. Audrey and Zygi Wilf are the executive producers.