Jahmil French’s Film ‘Boost’ Streaming for Free Following the Actor’s Death
Who was Jahmil French and what was he known for?
French was best known for playing Dave Turner on Degrassi: The Next Generation. Dave’s character was always trying to be popular at school and was the younger cousin to another character, Chantay Black.
French also starred in the short-lived Netflix series, Soundtrack, in 2019. The drama series was from former Quantico showrunner Josh Safran and Annapurna Pictures’ Megan Ellison.
According to its official description, Soundtrack was “a romantic musical drama that looks at a disparate group of interconnected people in contemporary Los Angeles through the lens of the music that defines who they are, capturing the different stages of love, exploring if time can heal a broken heart and if love can withstand life’s tragedies.”
‘Boost’ starring Jahmil French is now streaming for free
Following French’s death, the film Boost was made available to stream for free on YouTube.
In a statement received by Showbiz Cheat Sheet, the team behind the film writes, “In memory of Jahmil French and his talent as an outstanding performer, the producers and distributors of Boost have made the film free to stream on YouTube. He brought so much of himself to the role including celebrating one of his childhood best friends by renaming his character ‘A-Mac’ in his honour. For fans of Jahmil and those just discovering his extraordinary talent, we thank the producers for sharing this free opportunity to check out the film.”
Released in 2017, Boost focuses on two teenage friends who “entangled with the mob after stealing a car that leads to a windfall of cash, but has dire consequences down the road.”
or his role, French was was nominated as Best Supporting Actor at the Canadian Screen Awards, and Quebec Cinema Awards.
‘Boost’ cast members honor Jahmil French
Also in the statement, several cast members from Boost honor French as a person and an actor.
“People like Jah are few and far between and I’m grateful our paths crossed,” said Nabil Rajo, who co-starred with French in Boost. “His artistry and his humanity went hand in hand. He utilized his gift to lift everyone around him, his generosity and empathy was always on display. This is an immense loss.”
The Chi star Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine, who also starred in Boost, said, “Jahmil French was one of the most passionate and driven young artists I’ve ever had the chance to work with. From the moment I stepped on set with him on the indie feature Boost, I could tell he was fueled by a burning passion for excellence but underneath was a gentle soul. He will be sorely missed. His spirit will live on through all the lives he touched.”
“Jahmil, you came to earth and did what you were meant to do fearlessly,” said Boost star Oluniké Adeliyi. “You affected our lives so beautifully and genuinely and left us wanting more. You are one of the greatest humans and natural talents I’ve ever met and this world is at a loss because of it. You were here briefly to make your mark but forever etched in our hearts and souls. I will miss your silliness, your grace, your heart, but most of all your ease of vulnerability. You are truly my brother. I will forever love and miss you deeply. Rest in Power King Jah.”