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 […]

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 […]