Inspired by true events, ACROSS THE LINE tells the story of the deep-rooted racial tensions within several Nova Scotia communities, undoing the lives of three students at a local high school. When racism begins to tear their community apart from within, a trail of devastation is left behind. Taking place over a matter of days the film portrays the destructive nature of racism and its part in the circumstances that led to the riots at Cole Harbour High School.
ACROSS THE LINE is directed by music video innovator Director X whose extensive list of credits include hip hop legends Kanye West and Drake as well as Iggy Azalea. The cast is headed up by rising star Stephan James as Mattie, whose noted roles include Jesse Owens in Race and Everton St. Clair in Home Again, which earned him a Best Supporting Actor Canadian Screen Award. The film also stars Sarah Jeffery (The Descendants, Rogue, Wayward Pines) as Jayme.
Atlantic Film Festival – Won, Best Atlantic Feature Film
Canadian Film Fest – Won, Best First Feature; Won, Best Actor