BROWN GIRL BEGINS 2017-10-06T15:29:29+00:00

Project Description


feature length film
written, directed and produced by Sharon Lewis
inspired by Nalo Hopkinson’s award-winning novel “Brown Girl in the Ring”

Brown Girl Begins is an afrofuturist feature film about a young black woman who is trapped in a world forced upon her. Ti-Jeanne, a reluctant priestess, must resurrect Caribbean spirits and survive the possession ritual that killed her mother, or her people will die.

NOMINEE, BEST NARRATIVE FILM | Montreal International Black Film Festival, 2017

OFFICIAL SELECTION | Urbanworld Film Festival, NYC, 2017

OFFICIAL SELECTION | Montreal International Black Film Festival, 2017

OFFICIAL SELECTION | Urban Mediamakers Film Festival, Atlanta, 2017

ORCASOUND | Brown Girl Begins @ Montreal International Black Film Festival
FEMFILMROGUE | ‘Brown Girl Begins’ Gives Us The Afrofuturist Heroine We’ve Been Waiting For
REVIEW FIX | Review Fix Exclusive Urban World Film Festival Coverage: Brown Girl Begins Review: Stellar
LARGE UP | The Future Is Her: ‘Brown Girl Begins’ Blends Caribbean Culture with Sci-Fi on the Big Screen
SYFY WIRE | Brown Girl Begins: Sharon Lewis discusses her Afrofuturist film with an all-black cast
JUST ADD COLOR | Meet the director behind the Afrofuturistic film “Brown Girl Begins”
NEW YORK AMSTERDAM NEWS | Director Sharon Lewis on Urbanworld debut of ‘Brown Girl Begins’
BLACK FILM | Urbanworld 2017 Preview: Brown Girl Begins
CARIBBEAN LIFE | Caribbean female superhero saves her community
BLACK GIRL NERDS | ‘Brown Girl Begins’ Director Sharon Lewis Sits For BGN Feature Interview
IN A TIFF | The Sharon Lewis
JUST ADD COLOR | Afrofuturistic film “Brown Girl Begins” coming to New York’s UrbanWorld Film Festival
LA CASA DE EL | Primer tráiler de ‘Brown Girl Begins’, precuela de la novela de Nalo Hopkinson
BLACK GIRL NERDS | “Brown Girl Begins” Has Real Black Girl Magic
THAT GRAPE JUICE | Movie Trailer: ‘Brown Girl Begins’
NALO HOPKINSON | Sharon Lewis’s film Brown Girl Begins: here’s how this works
VIBEN ON FILMS | “Brown Girl Begins” Inspired by an Afro-Futuristic Novel
SHADOW & ACT | ‘Brown Girl Begins,’ based on afrofuturist novel ‘Brown Girl in the Ring’ by Nalo Hopkinson, sets premiere
VARIETY | ‘Marshall,’ ‘Queen Sugar’ Set for 2017 Urbanworld Film Festival
CHRONICLE HERALD | Brueggergosman stars in Brown Girl prequel
PLAYBACK | Production wraps on Brown Girl in the Ring
TIFF PITCH THIS | Brown Girl Begins wins Honorable Mention at Telefilm Canada PITCH THIS!
TIFF PITCH THIS | The Live Pitch: Brown Girl Begins Live Pitch (starts at 14:32)
MF GALAXY | Sharon Lewis + Brown Girl in the Ring, the Sequel
INDIE WIRE | Science Fiction and Feminism Collide in ‘Brown Girl in the Ring: The Prequel’
BITCH FLICKS | The Making of a Caribbean-Canadian Sci-Fi: ‘Brown Girl in the Ring’
THE SCOPE | Interview: Sharon Lewis, Director of Brown Girl in the Ring
POTENT | To the Big Screen: Brown Girl in the Ring – the Prequel
PLAYBACK | CFC lends support to Sharon Lewis’ ‘Brown Girl’
SHINE | Filmmaker Sharon Lewis is Creating the First Caribbean Canadian Sci-Fi Movie
GRAVEYARD SHIFT SISTERS | Sci-Fi Sunday: Nalo Hopkinson’s Brown Girl in the Ring is now a film
PRIDE | Award-winning Writer And Director, Sharon Lewis, Launches Funding Campaign For “Brown Girl In The Ring: The Prequel”
SUPER.SELECTED | The First Caribbean-Canadian Sci-Fi feature film inspired by Nalo Hopkinson’s ‘Brown Girl in the Ring’
io9 | Help Turn Brown Girl In The Ring Into A Fantastic, Mind-Blowing Movie
INDIEWIRE | Crowdfund This: Sci-Fi Feature Film Inspired by Nalo Hopkinson’s ‘Brown Girl in the Ring’
ATLANTA BLACKSTAR | Upcoming Feature Film Adaptation of Nalo Hopkinson’s Novel Brown Girl in the Ring