The stories I choose to tell are often about belonging, identity and visibility and I’m always interested in perspective and well-being of women and girls. Here are a few.
(2004) IFC Showcase (35mm, 16 min)
Featuring: Teyas Yew Woon and Andrew Kraulis
It’s 1974 and 6-year-old Nigel’s mother Mona, is black. His father David, is white. When David finds his son trying to wash away the colour of his skin, he searches for the right way to explain why Nigel’s colour is a gift.
Licensed by the Independent Film Channel, this multi-award winning film was also part of the Sprockets: Toronto International Film Festival Special Delivery program in schools.
Toronto International Film Festival Sprockets Globetrotter Series, Seattle International Film Festival, 34th Annual Roshd Film Festival (Iran), Zimbabwe International Film Festival, Cape Town Short Film Festival, Cape Town World Cinema Festival, San Francisco Black Film Festival, Women In The Director’s Chair, Hollywood Black Film Festival, Bite The Mango Film Festival (UK), Marco Island Film Festival, Newark Museum Children’s Festival, Reel World Film Festival, HapaPalooza
THE BEST GIRL
(2000) BRAVO!/CBC Reflections
(16mm, 22 min)
When 10-year-old Alice finds out her father is having an affair, she defends her mama’s honour by taking revenge on his 500-pound prize pumpkin. Licensed by BRAVO! and the CBC, this 1930s drama is based on a true story.
Official selection of Palm Springs International Film Festival, Hollywood Black Film Festival, Herland Feminist Film Festival, Reel Black Night, Reel World Film Festival
(2005) CBC Radio, Sunday Showcase
Commissioned to write a radio play based
on the award-winning short film.
(2000/2002) NeXtFest, Edmonton
New York Fringe Festival
Toronto International Fringe Festival
It’s Dee Dee’s 30th birthday and the gift
she gets is more than she bargained for.
BEST OF BOTH WORLDS
(2003) CBC Radio, Outfront
A bi-racial woman wonders if being mixed
race is really the best of both worlds?
THE BOOK OF MEE
(1998) CBC Radio, Outfront
A comedy about sanity, psychics and Elvis.
CHILD OF THE SAVER
(1992 )Tarragon Theatre/“Making Waves,”
Nightwood Theatre’s 8th annual Groundswell
A woman challenges her family’s beliefs on
culture to find her own voice.
As a freelancer, I’ve been assigned stories about a lot of things: entrepreneurship, industrial demolition, food but mostly about lifestyle, real estate and interior design. My favorite clips are here.