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...

Caribbean female superhero saves her community

Read Link to Original Article Here Brendan Adam-Zwelling Caribbean superhero Ti-Jeanne wears her power controlling vest in the film “Brown Girl Begins,” a film inspired by the book “Brown Girl in the Ring” by Jamaican-Canadian author Nalo Hopkinson. The film will debut at AMC Empire Theatre in Times Square on Sept. 23.   A...

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...

Watch The Trailer For @BrownGirlBegins #BlackGirlMagic

Read Original Article Here  Back in 2015, writer/director Sharon Lewis launched a campaign on crowdfunding site IndieGoGo, to raise funds to create film, Brown Girl Begins. The campaign proved to be successful, and the film is just weeks away from making its debut.Brown Girl Begins is an afro-futurist feature film about a young black woman who is trapped in...

“Brown Girl Begins” Has Real Black Girl Magic

Read Original Article Here Written by: Naomi Kinsey More than a decade before #blackgirlmagic became a movement, a young black heroine was commanding the magic of her ancestors in the award winning novel “Brown Girl in the Ring” by Nola Hopkinson. This year at the Urbanworld Film Festival in NY, a feature film inspired...

Movie Trailer: ‘Brown Girl Begins’

Read Original Article Here Written by: David Epic movie alert! Heading to theatres soon is ‘Brown Girl Begins’ based on 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...

Sharon Lewis’s film Brown Girl Begins: here’s how this works

Read Original Article Here Written by: Nalo Hopkinson The quick and dirty version: My first novel was titled Brown Girl in the Ring. It was published in 1998. A few years ago, Caribbean-Canadian actor/director Sharon Lewis asked my permission to make a film inspired by that novel. I replied, as one does, “Talk to my agent.”...

“Brown Girl Begins” Based on Afro-Futuristic Novel

Read Original Article here An upcoming film based on the afro-futurist novel, Brown Girl in the Ring by Nalo Hopkinson will soon be released. A synopsis for the film…… “In 2049 the poor are confined to an island off the mainland of Toronto renamed The Burn. Ti-Jeanne, a reluctant priestess, must resurrect Caribbean spirits...

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...

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...

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...

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....

TO THE BIG SCREEN: BROWN GIRL IN THE RING-THE PREQUEL

Read the original article here TO THE BIG SCREEN: BROWN GIRL IN THE RING-THE PREQUEL WORDS BY NNEKA SAMUEL “It was like nectar after being starved for so long,” says writer/director Sharon Lewis about discovering Jamaican-born writer Nalo Hopkinson’s sci-fi novel Brown Girl In The Ring. The Toronto, Canada native was living in Los...

CFC lends support to Sharon Lewis’ ‘Brown Girl’

Read the original article here CFC alumnus Sharon Lewis on the centre’s role in developing and raising funds for her long-gestating feature, Brown Girl in the Ring. By Jordan Pinto July 13, 2015 Brown Girl in the Ring, a novel by Nalo Hopkinson, has been an ongoing preoccupation of Sharon Lewis’ for the past decade...

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...

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...

#CrowdFundThis: Brown Girl in the Ring by Sharon Lewis

Read the original article here POSTED ON JUNE 21, 2015BY ROMOLA LUCASIN BLOG, CAFA NEWS, CARIBBEAN, CARIBBEAN FILM, CROWDFUNDING, FILMMAKER RESOURCESAND 1738 VIEWS #CrowdFundThis: Brown Girl in the Ring by Sharon Lewis Caribbean-Canadian filmmaker, Sharon Lewis, has launched an IndieGoGo campaign to raise funds for her latest project, Brown Girl in the Ring –...