Screening Block includes:
Director: Sharon Lewis
Year of Production: 2016
Total Running Time: 5 min
Linda A. Palmieri
Director of Photography: Riccardo Diaz
Editor: Christine Armstrong
Composer: Aaron Ferrera
Choreographer: Nicola Pantin
Wardrobe: Joanna Joy
Set Photography: Dahlia Katz
Production Designer/Set Decorator: Adam Linhares
Script Supervisor: Elizabeth Fraser
Assistant Editor: Logan Wagner
Hair/Makeup: Nancy Voong
ABOUT THE FILM
See Me Now is a poignant and magical short film about today’s everywoman. It is the story of Ambrosia, an African-Canadian end of life nurse, a single mom raising her daughter, Jade and the primary caregiver for her aging father, Merle. Ambrosia has always relied on herself with little emotional or financial support from her parents. She has forged a decent life for herself and her daughter. Putting herself through school, earning an honest living and choosing the responsible life, always.
But at what cost? Is duty all there is to Ambrosia’s life? When will her choice in life include her desires or wants… something that is hers and hers alone? Her repressed cries are finally heard when a chance encounter with elderly, former ballerina, Aung May brings her face to face with her desires and lost dreams. Will Ambrosia accept the challenge given to her, or will she continue her path to extinction? Only Ambrosia can decide her fate.
Sharon Lewis’s talent successfully criss-crosses the genre of television, film, digital, print and theatre in a variety of roles as an award winning director, actor, producer and writer. Sharon garnered the highest ratings for hosting the CBC live political talk show, counterSpin in the history of that show. She is the first woman of colour in Canada to host a national prime time talk show. She is a Leo and Gemini nominated television host for ZeD an interactive television and web CBC show. Her award winning short films Chains and Ritch have been sold and broadcast on such networks as BET, HBO, and CBC.
Voted one of the top most powerful people in Canada by Elle Magazine in 2004, award winning writer/director/producer Sharon Lewis has been creating ground-breaking content since her 1994 play Sistahs. Sharon has a track record of working with a variety of top tier Canadian and International talent, including Drake, Timothy Hutton, Jennifer Beals, Maroon 5, Property Brothers – Jonathan and Drew Scott, Dan Akroyd, Clarke Johnson, Tonya Lee Williams, James Brolin and many more, in diverse capacities.