ABOUT 2017-09-14T12:33:44+00:00

Project Description

SHARON LEWIS IS A DIRECTOR, SHOWRUNNER, ACTOR, WRITER

Sharon Lewis

what is fi you can’t be un fi you”,

Jamaican proverb

Sharon Lewis

what is fi you can’t be un fi you”,

Jamaican proverb

My mother would tell me this Jamaican proverb whenever I hit a disappointment in my career. Basically it means if it’s meant for you it will happen for you.

So far I feel lucky that a lot has been meant for this Caribbean/Canadian/American … artist.

First lead acting role was Rude, a Jamaican D.J. in the film Rude, and it premiered at the Cannes Film Festival.

First play I directed and co-wrote with maxine bailey called Sistahs was published, and continues to be produced all over the world.

First feature film I directed, Brown Girl Begins,  inspired by Nalo Hopkinson’s black sci fi novel, Brown Girl in the Ring is now being developed into a tv series.

How lucky am I!  I continue to act in other people’s stories, direct other people’s stories and my own.  There is magic, anansi, trickster, tears, love, despair, fear and hate  in all of our stories…isn’t it beautiful to tell them and experience them.