Sharon Lewis' focus in her directing career is to tell entertaining stories with a unique cinematic flavor and heavy-hitting performance. She has been nominated for 3 Canadian Screen Awards (CSA) and recently won a CSA for Best Direction for a Factual Series. Sharon's feature film debut, Brown Girl Begins (2017), is an Afro-futurist sci-fi tale of a young black woman who saves her community through her connection to Caribbean spirits. The film has toured the world, garnering awards and recognition, including a Canadian Screen Award nomination for Lewis for Best Screenplay. Sharon's first feature documentary, Disruptor Conductor (2019), is about the first openly-gay, black Orchestral Conductor in Canada and it is being met with critical acclaim. Her latest feature documentary, With Wonder (2021), is about the LGBTQI+ community's thriving after conversion therapy and will premiere at Reelworld Film Festival 2021. Sharon was born in Toronto, Canada and trained in Los Angeles, but she still has strong ties to her Jamaican/Trinidadian roots and works hard at giving voice to black people and people of color in all the projects she has the privilege of directing and producing.
CAST & CREDITS
Byron Kent Wong, Sharon Lewis
Reverend Winnie (She/Her), Reverend Jide (He/Him), Maurice (He/Him), Serena (She/Her), D'Lo (He/Him), Phyll (She/Her)