The Future Is Her: ‘Brown Girl Begins’ Blends Caribbean Culture with Sci-Fi on the Big Screen

Link to Original Article Here Words by Sajae Elder When it comes to science fiction, there’s a lot left to be desired in terms of Black representation. That’s what makes the dystopian film Brown Girl Begins so important. Inspired by the critically-acclaimed novel Brown Girl In The Ring by Jamaican-Canadian writer Nalo Hopkinson, the film blends Afrofuturism with Afro-Caribbean […]

Meet the director behind the Afrofuturistic film “Brown Girl Begins”

Read Original Article Here As I wrote earlier, Brown Girl Begins, inspired by the book Brown Girl in the Ring by Nalo Hopkinson, will make its world premiere at the UrbanWorld Film Festival in New York Friday. For fans of the afrofuturist movement, this is the kind of film that’s been sorely needed; it combines classic fantasy and post-apocalyptic elements, as well […]

Urbanworld 2017 Preview: Brown Girl Begins

Read Original Article Here Posted by Wilson Morales Playing at the 2017 Urbanworld Film Festival is the sci-fi, fantasy film Brown Girl Begins, the afrofuturist feature film inspired by Nalo Hopkinson’s novel Brown Girl in the Ring. The film was written and directed by Sharon Lewis and stars Mouna Traoré, Emmanuel Kabongo, Shakura S’Aida, Nigel Shawn Williams, Rachel Crawford, opera singer Measha […]

‘Brown Girl Begins’ Director Sharon Lewis Sits For BGN Feature Interview

Read Original Article Here Written by: Grace Gipson Writer/Directer/Producer of ‘Brown Girl Begins’, Sharon Lewis Writer/Directer/Producer of ‘Brown Girl Begins’, Sharon Lewis Nothing is more exciting than being able to speak one-on-one with someone who has the power to bring one of your favorite novels to film screen life. Fortunately, I was able to speak […]

THE SHARON LEWIS

Click here to listen podcast Written by: Petula Neale I take a break at the 15 movie mark to talk to Sharon Lewis, director of the upcoming Brown Girl Begins, based on the novel Brown Girl in the Ring by Nalo Hopkinson. We have a great talk about representation, the genius of Bradford Young and […]

Afrofuturistic film “Brown Girl Begins” coming to New York’s UrbanWorld Film Festival

Read Original Article Here Have you heard about Brown Girl in the Ring? Well, you’ll start hearing about it more as we head into the fall. According to Shadow and Act, Brown Girl Begins, inspired by the 1998 afrofuturist novel Brown Girl in the Ring by Nalo Hopkinson will make its world premiere Sept. 23 at New York’s UrbanWorld Film Festival. […]

Primer tráiler de ‘Brown Girl Begins’, precuela de la novela de Nalo Hopkinson

Read Original Article Here  Written by: Ezequiel Ruiz ‘Brown Girls Begins’ ya ha mostrado su primer tráiler. La precuela de la novela ‘Brown girl in the ring’, escrita por Nalo Hopkinson, se estrenará el 23 de septiembre en el Urban World Film Festival de Nueva York. El filme ha sido escrito y dirigido por Sharon Lewis, y la descipción nos adelanta […]

Movie Trailer: ‘Brown Girl Begins’

Read Original Article Here Written by: David Epic movie alert! Heading to theatres soon is ‘Brown Girl Begins’ inspired by Nalo Hopkinson’s ‘Brown Girl in the Ring’ penned in 1998. Built on the back of crowdfunding the movie tells the following tale.. In 2049 the poor are confined to an island off the mainland of Toronto renamed The Burn. Ti-Jeanne, […]

‘Brown Girl Begins,’ inspired by afrofuturist novel ‘Brown Girl in the Ring’ by Nalo Hopkinson, sets premiere

Read Original Article Here An upcoming film inspired by the afro-futurist novel, Brown Girl in the Ring by Nalo Hopkinson is on the horizon. We told you about the film when it was being crowdfunded in 2015. It went on to become 116 percent funded. Its description reads: “In 2049 the poor are confined to an island off […]

Brueggergosman stars in Brown Girl prequel

Brueggergosman stars in Brown Girl prequel THE CHRONICLE HERALD Published November 18, 2015 – 6:36pm Measha Brueggergosman, shown in March 2013, will star in a film co-produced by Floyd Kane. Singer Measha Brueggergosman stars in writer-director Sharon Lewis’s debut feature film, Brown Girl in the Ring: The Prequel, inspired by the novel by Nalo Hopkinson. […]

Production wraps on Brown Girl in the Ring

Read the original article here The debut feature from writer/director Sharon Lewis was shot in Toronto. By Jordan Pinto November 16, 2015 Production has wrapped in Toronto on writer/director Sharon Lewis’ feature film debut Brown Girl in the Ring: The Prequel. The feature, based on a Nalo Hopkinson’s novel Brown Girl in the Ring, is produced through […]

TIFF Pitch This!

Brown Girl Begins wins Honorable Mention at Telefilm Canada PITCH THIS! Presented by TIFF Industry, Telefilm Canada PITCH THIS! returns for its 16th year and takes place during the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival.  Six teams had six minutes to pitch their feature film idea to a live audience of industry delegates and a jury of […]

SHARON LEWIS + BROWN GIRL IN THE RING, THE PREQUEL

Read the original article and listen to the podcast here SHARON LEWIS + BROWN GIRL IN THE RING, THE PREQUEL (MF GALAXY 035) Maverick writer-director making indie film predecessor to Nalo Hopkinson’s groundbreaking Africentric SFF novel Brown Girl in the Ring is Nalo Hopkinson’s 1998 breakthrough novel that revitalised Africentric science fiction and fantasy. It’s […]

Vote for Project of the Week: Will It Be ‘Devil’s Horse, ‘Thorn,’ ‘Brown Girl in the Ring: The Prequel’ or ‘On the Back of a Tiger’?

Read the original article here Indiewire Aug 7, 2015 9:00 am The winning filmmaker will become a candidate for August Project of the Month. That winner will be in the running for Project of the Year. The four projects up for this week’s Project of the Week are listed below (with descriptions courtesy of the […]

Filmmaker seeks to create first Caribbean-Canadian sci-fi movie

Read the original article here By Admin Wednesday July 01 2015 in News With crowdfunding standard for independent film projects, filmmaker Sharon Lewis has turned to Indiegogo to raise financial resources to create the first Caribbean-Canadian sci-fi feature film. The federal, provincial and municipal arts councils have committed $105,000 to the project with the understanding […]

Award-winning Writer And Director, Sharon Lewis, Launches Funding Campaign For “Brown Girl In The Ring: The Prequel”

Read the original article here Award-winning Writer And Director, Sharon Lewis, Launches Funding Campaign For “Brown Girl In The Ring: The Prequel” in Arts & Entertainment June 25, 2015 0 1582 Views FacebookTwitterGoogle+LinkedInPinterestEmailShare240 TORONTO, Ontario — Director Sharon Lewis has launched a crowd-funding campaign to create the first Caribbean-Canadian sci-fi feature film, Brown Girl in […]

The First Caribbean-Canadian Sci-Fi Feature Film inspired by Nalo Hopkinson’s Brown Girl in the Ring

Read the original article here  BY SUPERSELECTED · AFROFUTURISM, FILM, FILM-NEWS, NALO HOPKINSON, SHARON LEWIS · 18 JUN 2015 Created by filmmaker Sharon Lewis, Brown Girl in the Ring – The Prequel is inspired by Jamaican science fiction and fantasy writer Nalo Hopkinson’s novel Brown Girl in the Ring. The book and the upcoming film […]

Upcoming Feature Film Adaptation of Nalo Hopkinson’s Novel Brown Girl in the Ring

Read the original article here December 10, 2014 | Posted by Yanique Dawkins Tagged With: Black Films, Brown Girl In The Ring, Future Movies, Support Black Films Director and actress Sharon Lewis is making a feature film based on speculative fiction author Nalo Hopkinson’s award-winning Caribbean-Canadian science fiction novel, Brown Girl in the Ring. It […]