Brueggergosman stars in Brown Girl prequel
Published November 18, 2015 – 6:36pm
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.
Brown Girl in the Ring: The Prequel, one of the finalists of the Telefilm Canada TIFF Pitch This Competition, is Canada’s first AfroPunk film, according to a news release.
Set against a post-apocalyptic Toronto, the hero is a Caribbean Canadian girl who, states the release, “must choose between a birthright that gives her vast but dangerous powers over the spirits who claimed her mother or a ‘normal’ life where her love for young Tony, a non-believer, can thrive.”
The movie’s cast also includes Mouna Traore (Murdoch Mysteries), Emmanuel Kabongo (Quantico), jazz and blues artist Shakura S’Aida, Nigel Shawn Williams (Heroes Reborn) and Rachael Crawford (This Life).
Lewis produces with Freddie Films’ Floyd Kane, who grew up in Nova Scotia, graduated from Dalhousie Law School and premiered his own feature, Undone, at the Atlantic Film Festival. Co-producers are Vince Buda (Big Brother), Jenn Paul (Swim) and Kulbinder Saran Caldwell, with executive producers Sandra Cunningham of Strada Films and Robin Cass.