The trailer for “Detroit Unleaded”, awarded the Grolsch Film Works Discovery Award at the Toronto International Film Festival, has been released.
Currently in cinemas, and on iTunes and VOD March 1st, “Detroit Unleaded” is a fresh, funny, and heartfelt take on the boy-meets-girl comedy. When an ambitious young man, Sami (E.J. Assi), is forced to take over his family’s gas station in Detroit after the shooting death of his father, his life changes in unexpected ways. Behind the bulletproof glass, Sami reluctantly runs the family business with his cousin (Mike Batayeh, “Breaking Bad”), a charismatic hustler with dreams of expanding their struggling business into an unleaded empire. Within this unique Detroit neighborhood, their gas station becomes more than just a pit stop for rolling papers and fake perfume, but a place where a steady stream of unforgettable characters come and go with humor and heart. When a gorgeous “up-do girl” named Najlah (Nada Shouhayib) comes to deliver cheap long-distance phone cards, Sami quickly falls for her. Afraid her overprotective brother Fadi will disapprove, Najlah begins an under-the-counter romance with Sami and his shift becomes anything but routine.