★★★★ “A movie with flair and force”
The Guardian

★★★★ “Connor Swindells gives a knock-out performance”
Hey U Guys

“…bristles with energy and authenticity”
Screen International

“a showcase of fresh British talent…”
Sight & Sound


A troubled foster kid uses his scathing word skills to become an unlikely rap battle champion. But when he doorsteps his biological mother after ten years in care, he is forced to face his toughest opponent yet: His past.

8 MILE meets BOY A, VS. is an inspirational rites of passage drama set in the exciting UK rap battling scene.

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WRITERS: Ed Lilly & Daniel Hayes

PRODUCER: Bennett McGhee

STARS: Connor Swindells, Fola Evans-Akingbola, Ruth Sheen, Nicholas Pinnock & Adam Rooney, aka Shotty Horroh.