Before his breakout turn in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, John Boyega made a few low-budget indie projects, including Imperial Dreams, which is premiering on Netflix.

Directed by Malik Vitthal, the gritty drama stars Boyega as a 21-year-old reformed gangster, whose devotion to his son and his future is tested when he is released from prison and returns to his old stomping grounds in Watts, Los Angeles. No connection intended between the title and Galactic Empire.

Watch the trailer below!

Imperial Dreams will premiere on Netflix February 3.