Nurse.Fighter.Boy

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Nurse.Fighter.Boy
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Directed by Charles Officer
Written by Charles Officer
Starring Clark Johnson
Karen LeBlanc
Music by John Welsman
Cinematography Steve Cosens
Edited by James Blokland
Distributed by Mongrel Media
Release date(s)
  • 8 September 2008 (2008-09-08) (Toronto International Film Festival)
  • 6 February 2009 (2009-02-06) (Canada)
Country Canada
Language English

Nurse.Fighter.Boy is a Canadian drama film, originally released in 2008.

The film stars Karen LeBlanc as Jude, a widowed single mother undergoing treatment for sickle cell disease. While working as a night-shift nurse to support her son Ciel (Daniel J. Gordon), she meets and enters into a relationship with Silence (Clark Johnson), a troubled and brooding boxer who becomes a father figure for the young boy. The film's cast also includes Walter Borden and Ndidi Onukwulu.

The film was directed by Charles Officer and written by Officer and Ingrid Veninger. It was the first feature film released through the Canadian Film Centre's training program for emerging film directors since David Weaver's Siblings in 2005.

Awards and nominations[edit]

The film garnered ten Genie Award nominations at the 30th Genie Awards, including Best Motion Picture, Best Actor (Johnson), Best Actress (LeBlanc), Best Director and Best Original Screenplay.

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