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Cheryl Foggo

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Cheryl Foggo, film director,

B: 1956 in Calgary, Alberta

Cheryl Foggo is descended from black Oklahomans who settled in Maidstone, Saskatchewan in the first decade of the 20th century. A playwright, screenwriter, novelist and author, her play John Ware Reimagined had its world premiere in the production by Ellipsis Tree Collective Theatre Company in August 2014. It won the Writers Guild of Alberta 2015 Gwen Pharis Ringwood Award for Drama. Developed for the screen Foggo made John Ware Reclaimed, a National Film Board documentary about legendary black cowboy John Ware, which had its world premiere at the Calgary International Film Festival in 2020, where it received the CTV Alberta Feature Audience Choice Award. Foggo was honoured with the Calgary Black Achievement Award in Arts and Entertainment in early February 2021. We list her credits as a director first.

Also see: Celebrating Black History Month – Cheryl Foggo.

Features & TV Movies:
VR indicates Direct-to-Video Release

The Journey of Lesra Martin (TV-2002)
Kicking Up A Fuss: The Charles Daniels Story (short, 2019)
John Ware Reclaimed (2020, documentary)

Credits as a Screenwriter:
Carol’s Mirror (1992, short)
The Journey of Lesra Martin (TV-2002)
Kicking Up A Fuss: The Charles Daniels Story (short, 2019)
John Ware Reclaimed (2020, documentary)