2017 Toronto Black Film Festival Screening
On February 19 our award winning film See Me Now was screened at the
2017 Toronto Black Film Festival (February 15 -20). We were thrilled to be a
part of such a talented group of filmmakers and were swept up by the passion
for film-making which surrounded us.
TBFF’s co-founder Fabienne Colas has a championing spirit, and the festival
organizer, Joyce Fuerza, set the tone with her warm hospitality. The excitement
and camaraderie found at this film festival was amazing.
The opening night ceremony included a raucous welcoming speech by this
year’s film festival guest, Isiah Washington, followed by a screening of the
powerful feature documentary, Tell Them We Are Rising.
Throughout the four days we had the opportunity to witness the legend
Louis Gossett Jr. receive a well deserved Lifetime Achievement Award,
attend filmmaker panels, and connect with talented filmmakers like
Damani Baker, Corey Grant and Satie Gossett, whose generous spirits
lent much inspiration for us and our future endeavours.
A highlight of our time at TBFF was sitting on a Q&A panel where we got to
field questions about our film and talk about our process as three actors,
mothers, producers and writers. All in all it was a super successful week
and we are excited about our next stop: Artemis Film Festival in Santa Monica,
Newport Beach Film Festival in Los Angeles, CA and The Philadelphia
Independent Film Festival.