Marketing a Low-Budget Indie Black Sci Fi Film

January 31, 2018 | By Sharon Lewis Sharon Lewis Discusses Marketing and Distribution Strategies for Brown Girl Begins The lack of distribution opportunities for black female filmmakers can feel daunting. The challenges translate to the subject of my recent feature film, Brown Girl Begins. The movie focuses on the coming of age of a black teenage girl living in […]

Brown Girl Begins

Link to Original Article Story by Claire  Miglionico It’s 2049 and we’re in post-apocalyptic Toronto. A wall has been built around the city. The wealthy have taken over. The poor have been expelled to the Burn – an island where its secluded dwellers are forced to live off bartering, recycling and farming. Ti-Jeanne, a young […]

Brown Girl Begins: Screening and Reception

Read Original Post HERE Join us for the gala premiere of Brown Girl Begins, director Sharon Lewis’ Afrofuturist feature debut, and a prequel to Nalo Hopkinson’s award-winning novel Brown Girl in the Ring. Celebrate Black Future Month with director, Sharon Lewis, author Nalo Hopkinson and stars of the film, Brown Girl Begins. Join them at […]

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 […]