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Clement Virgo


B: June 1, 1966 in Montego Bay, Jamaica

Clement Virgo moved to Canada when he was 11 years old. He developed his considerable skills at the Canadian Film Centre, which was founded by Norman Jewison. He is active in the Toronto film community as a past board member of L.I.F.T. and the Black Film and Video Network. His film Love Come Down won 3 Genie Awards including Best Supporting Actor. He is pictured above in 2014 while workng on the CBC mini-series The Book of Negroes, which was nominated for a 2015 Critics’ Choice TV Award for Best Limited Series, but lost to the HBO production of Olive Kitteridge. His 2022 feature, Brothers, took home a record 12 2023 Canadian Screen Awards including Best Director and Best Motion Picture, the most for any film in Canadian Screen Awards history. We list his credits as a director first.

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Also see: Brother Sweeps the CSAs.
Also see: Clement Virgo’s Black Cyclone.
Also see: Clement Virgo Shoots Brother.
Also see: Clement Virgo Honoured by Reelworld.

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

A Small Dark Fleshy Ass Thang (1991)
Split Second Pullout Technique (1992)
Save My Lost Nigga’ Soul (1993)
Rude (1995)
The Planet of Junior Brown (TV-1997)
One Heart Broken Into Song (1999)

Love Come Down (2000)
Lie with Me (2005)
Poor Boy’s Game (2006)

Brother (2022)

TV Series – at least 1 episode of:
Side Effects (19??)

Soul Food (2000)
The Wire (2002)
Platinum (2003)
The L Word (2004)
ReGenesis (2006, 2007, 2009)
The Listener (2009, 2011, 2013)

Copper (2013)
The Book of Negroes (2014, mini-series)
Rogue (2015, 2016)
American Crime (2016)
Greenleaf (2016=2020)
Billions (2019)
Grand Army (2020)
Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story (2022, mini-series)
Dear Edward (2023)

Credits as a Screenwriter:
Rude (1995)
The Planet of Junior Brown (TV-1997)

Love Come Down (2000)
Lie with Me (2005)
Poor Boy’s Game (2006)

The Book of Negroes (2014, mini-series)

Brother (2022)

Brother, movie, poster,