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Frances-Anne Solomon

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Frances-Anne Solomon, director,

B: June 28, 1966 in London, England

Frances-Anne Solomon is an award-winning filmmaker, writer, producer, curator, and entrepreneur in film, TV, radio, theatre, and new media. Born in England of Trinidadian parents, she was raised and educated in the Caribbean and Canada before moving to Great Britain where she built a successful career with the BBC as a TV Drama Producer and Executive Producer. Productions included Love is the Devil by John Maybury, and Speak Like A Child by John Akomfrah, both of which she executive produced for the BBC. At the same time she also produced and directed films and television programs through her production company Leda Serene Films. Solomon moved to Toronto in 2000, where she continued to create, write, direct, and produce her own projects. She was the Co-creator, Producer and Director of Lord Have Mercy! Canada’s hit Caribbean sitcom, that aired on Vision TV, Toronto/one, Showcase and APTN in 2003 and was nominated for two Gemini Awards including Best Comedy series. She is the founder and CEO of the CaribbeanTales Media Group, based in Barbados and Toronto, a group of companies that create, produce, market, and monetise Caribbean-themed film and television content for global audiences. We list her credits as a Director first.

Frances-Anne Solomon was the recipient of the Reelworld Film Festival 2018 Visionary Award, which celebrates remarkable individuals whose passion and determination continue to make a significant contribution to Canadian film and television. Their life long dedication to the arts has opened doors for diverse artists and forever changed the Canadian entertainment landscape. Past recipients of this award include, Cameron Bailey, Claire Prieto, Helen Paul, Fil Fraser, Patricia and Moses Mawa, Alice Shih and Ana Serrano.

Features & TV Movies:
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I Is a Long Memoried Woman (1990, Documentary)
Reunion: West Indian Women at War (TV-1993, Documentary)
Bideshi (1995, short)
What My Mother Told Me (1995)
Peggy Su! (1997)

A Winter Tale (2007)

Hero (2018)

TV Series – at least 1 episode of:
Birthrights (1991)
Siren Spirits (1994, mini-series)

Drop the Beat (2000)
Lord Have Mercy! (2003-2004)
Literature Alive (2005-2006)
Heart Beat (2008)

Credits as a Screenwriter:
I Is a Long Memoried Woman (1990, Documentary)
What My Mother Told Me (1995)

A Winter Tale (2007)

Hero (2018)

TV Series – at least 1 episode of:
Siren Spirits (1994, mini-series)

Lord Have Mercy! (2003-2004)
Literature Alive (2005-2006)
Heart Beat (2008)

Credits as a Producer:
I Is a Long Memoried Woman (1990, Documentary)
Reunion: West Indian Women at War (TV-1993, Documentary)
Memsahib Rita (TV-1994, short)
Bideshi (1995, short)
What My Mother Told Me (1995)
Flight (TV-1995)
White Men Are Cracking Up (1996, short)
Get Me to the Crematorium (1996, short)
Sixth Happiness (1997)
Flight (1997, short)
Speak Like a Child (1998)
Love Is the Devil: Study for a Portrait of Francis Bacon (1998)

A Winter Tale (2007)

Kingston Paradise (2013)
Hero (2018)
Battledream Chronicles: A new beginning (TV-2018)

TV Series – at least 1 episode of:
Birthrights (1991)
Siren Spirits (1994, mini-series)

Lord Have Mercy! (2003-2004)
Literature Alive (2005-2006)
Heart Beat (2008)