Director and actress Sharon Lewis is making a feature film based on speculative fiction author Nalo Hopkinson’s award-winning Caribbean-Canadian science fiction novel, Brown Girl in the Ring. It is based in a near-future, segregated area of Toronto that has been struck by economic collapse, riots and severe poverty. Through the emotional and spiritual development of the novel’s heroine, Ti-Jeanne, the book engages themes of folklore, dystopian futures, feminism, spirituality and magical realism.
The movie is scheduled to be filmed August/September 2015, and Lewis states on the film’s Facebook page that she will be seeking funding and investment after the holidays. Check out the sizzle reel for the feature film below and “Like” the film’s Facebook page for updates and ways you can support!
Rasheedah Phillips is a Philadelphia public interest attorney, speculative fiction writer, the creator of The AfroFuturist Affair, and a founding member of Metropolarity.net. She recently independently published her first speculative fiction collection, “Recurrence Plot (and Other Time Travel Tales).”