Mon, 7 June 2021
Black Canada Talking™ is a live online event that provides Black Canadians opportunity to give their takes and POVs on stories that are of importance to them.
Our guest on the May 23, 2021 edition of Black Canada Talking™ was Ryan Singh.
A BIPOC TV and Film artist, Ryan began his career as an actor. His passion for storytelling led him to direct and produce before he began writing projects. Ryan has received several awards for his work. His films have screened at several film festivals globally.
In 2019, Ryan received an invitation to the 2019 Toronto Writer’s Conference and in 2020 he participated in the BIPOC Children TV Writing Boot Camp where he was mentored by several industry professionals from Nelvana, Disney, Netflix, Corus, CBS, NBC and started development on two television series.
Ryan continues to develop a slate of projects including 2 feature films supported by Telefilm Development Fund.
During the conversation, Ryan and his friends talked about:
– Their involvement and process behind the documentary Memento: A South African Adventure
Memento: A South African Artventure is a lively, energetic archival documentary that chronicles maiden voyage of several Afro-Canadian persons and their friends on an excursion to South Africa. Their journey sees the adventurers bridge the knowledge of Africa from second-hand information to a first-hand experience as seen through the eyes of Spoken word artist Dwayne Morgan and Dancer April Mullings. Their journey is facilitated by Ramie Veerappan, an 79-year vibrant activist who lived through the apartheid era, left the country and later returned to the new South Africa, a place she always loves but now wants to share with the world.
H.E.N.R.I. follows a grieving 7-year-old Simon after the loss of his father, as he seeks answers from his Artificial Intelligence (AI) communicator while his mother and twin sister try to adjust to their new reality.
A family affair, H.E.N.R.I. was co-written by Singh and his six-year-old twins, Ava (Tall Boyz, Handmaid’s Tale) and Sebastian (Suits, Handmaid’s Tale, Silent) who also appear in the film.
100% of the cast of H.E.N.R.I. was BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour) and more than 80% of the crew was BIPOC or women, including DGC director Katarzyna Kochany, producer/actor Andrea Grant (Get Rich or Die Tryin’, The Listener), and composer Aaron Manswell. The entire VFX crew is BIPOC, including VFX artists Adrian Bobb, Colin Walcott, Cait Salmon, as well as Akash Singh and his team at Akash Productions.
H.E.N.R.I. is recipient of seven Global awards, Programmed in 8+ festivals including a not yet released Oscar Qualifying festival. The flim is playing in three films festivals in the next two weeks including Calgary Black Film Festival, Hamilton Black Film Festival, and US premiere at the New York City Independent Film Festival.
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