The Cross Road

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The Cross Road
Original film poster
Directed by Alexandra Thompson
Produced by Alexandra Thompson (exec. prod.)
Jordana Aaarons (prod)
Starring Garen Boyajian
Shenae Grimes
Bruce Gooch
Music by Eric Robertson
Claude Desjardin
Cinematography Billy Buttery
Edited by Ron Wisman
Distributed by Akits Films
Release date
  • December 4, 2008 (2008-12-04) (Monaco International Film Festival)
Running time
48:22 minutes
Country United States
Language English

The Cross Road is a 2008 film written and directed by Alexandra Thompson. Starring Shenae Grimes as Bridget and Garen Boyajian as Salaam, it is the story of love and intolerance.


The Cross Road is a modern Romeo and Juliet type of story. The Syrian Ahmed family has recently immigrated to the States and chooses to live in Middle America. The family is confronted by the Monroes, an American family who has a great distrust of foreigners, particularly Arabs. Walker Monroe (Bruce Gooch) wants to drive the Syrian family out of their town. Meanwhile, Salaam (Garen Boyajian), the young son of the immigrants has fallen in love with the American family's daughter Bridget (Shenae Grimes). Walker recruits a fatherless teen next door to help him drive the Ahmeds out of his town but in doing so he jeopardizes Salaam's life and his own daughter's happiness.


  • Garen Boyajian as Salaam
  • Shenae Grimes as Bridget
  • Bruce Gooch as Walker
  • Tommy Lioutas as Chris
  • Allan Aarons as Costa
  • Terry C. Barna as Police Officer #1
  • Richard Blackburn as Principal
  • Callahan Connor as Steve
  • Susan Greenfield as Jane
  • Cecilia Jalaidan as Laila
  • Sabrina Jalees as Muslim Gi
  • Keira Loughran as Art Teacher
  • Sean O'Neil as Paul
  • Farzad Sadrian as Ali

Awards / Nominations

  • Actor Garen Boyajian, winner of "Best Male Actor" at the Monaco International Film Festival for his role in the film as Salaam
  • Actors Garen Boyajian, Shenae Grimes, Tommy Lioutas, Bruce Gooch and Sean O'Neill, co-winners of "Best Ensemble Cast" at the same festival
  • Director Alexandra Thompson won the AFA Award at the 2008 Angel Film Awards
  • The film was also nominated for the "Golden Aphrodite Award" at the Cyprus International Film Festival.[1]


  1. ^ Cyprus Film Festival: Golden Aphrodite Nominations

External links

  • Official website
  • The Cross Road on IMDb
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