Screening Block includes:
SHORTS PROGRAM: Queen of Hearts | Black Doll
FEATURE PRESENTATION: Hero
Frances-Anne Solomon | Feature | 94 mins | 2018 | Canada/Ghana/Trinidad & T0bago/UK | English | PG
NICKOLAI SALCEDO, PETER WILLIAMS, JOSEPH MARCELL, PIPPA NIXON, JOHN DUMELO, ERIC KOFI ABREFA, FRASER JAMES, JIMMY AKINGBOLA, ADJETEY ANANG
DIRECTOR AND PRODUCER – Frances-Anne Solomon
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS – Anne-Marie Stewart, Lisa Wickham
ASSOCIATE PRODUCERS – Mary Wells, Nicole Brooks, Rudolph Walker Foundation
CO-PRODUCER T&T – Timmy Mora, Visual Art and Production, Christopher Laird,, Banyan Productions
CO-PRODUCER GHANA – Anne Marie De Silva, Caribbean Atlantic Holdings, Ernest Abbeyquaye, Trumpet Films
SCREENPLAY – Frances-Anne Solomon, Akley Olton, Nickolai Salcedo
CREATOR – Anne-Marie Stewart
CINEMATOGRAPHY – Walter Pacifico, Akley Olton, Robert MacFarlane, Steve Marshall, Jake Thomas
ORIGINAL SCORE John Welsman
PRODUCTION DESIGN – Alexandria Cook, Boudicca Collins, Simone Phillips
EDITOR – Charles Ross
LINE PRODUCER – Lesley-Anne Mcfarlane
PRODUCTION MANAGER – Holly Rowden
ABOUT THE FILM
In 1941 Ulric Cross, a young man from Trinidad, leaves his island home to seek his fortune. He survives from the War as the RAF’s most decorated West Indian. Then, his life takes another course and he becomes part of the movement of history.
Cross’ long life spanned key moments of the 20th century including independence in Africa and the Caribbean.
The film is not just about his life but about the dynamic and transformative times in which he lived. It is the hitherto untold story of those Caribbean professionals who helped to liberate Africa from colonialism.
Drawing on events of his life the film recreates the inner journey of a Caribbean hero. Ultimately, it is about us, about who we are as Caribbean people and citizens of the world.
Frances-Anne Solomon is an award-winning filmmaker of Caribbean heritage and a writer, producer and director in film, TV, Radio and new media. She was born in England to Trinidadian parents and educated in Trinidad, Canada, England and France. She then went on to build a successful career over thirteen years in England with the BBC as a TV Drama Producer and Executive Producer. In 2000, she returned to Toronto where she continued to create direct and produce her own projects. In 2001 she successfully launched the first CaribbeanTales project.