CFC Announces Full Release of CFC BLOCKO! Doc Series With Black Creators in Film & TV

CFC Announces Full Release of CFC BLOCKO! Doc Series With Black Creators in Film & TV

This Canesugar Mediaworks production from acclaimed creator Charles Officer features Clement Virgo, Shernold Edwards, Cara Ricketts and More

Toronto, November 26, 2020 – Next up on your watchlist: CFC BLOCKO!, a seven-part call to action doc series from filmmaker Charles Officer, produced by Canesugar Mediaworks. The whole series, which includes seven episodes featuring personal conversations with Black creators-CFC alumni and CFC Founder Norman Jewison, is now available to watch on CFC’s YouTube channel.

Episode overview:

  • Episode 1: “Truth to Power,” with director/executive producer Clement Virgo (RUDE, The Book of Negroes, Greenleaf)
  • Episode 2: “Holding Stakes,” with producer Lea Marin (What is Democracy?, Unarmed Verses)
  • Episode 3: “I Am the Audience,” with writer/co-executive producer Shernold Edwards (A Day Late and a Dollar Short, Haven, Anne With An E)
  • Episode 4: “Gatekeepers,” with executive producer/media executive Joan Jenkinson (Songs of Freedom, Inside the Mind of Leonardo, Soul)
  • Episode 5: “Represent,” with director Dawn Wilkinson (How to Get Away with Murder, Locke & Key)
  • Episode 6: “Nepotism,” with actor Cara Ricketts (Anne With An E, Far Cry New Dawn)
  • Episode 7: “Social Justice OG,” with award-winning and acclaimed filmmaker and CFC Founder Norman Jewison (In the Heat of the Night)

Watch the series here: youtube.com/user/CanadianFilmCentre

CFC BLOCKO! is supported by presenting partner Netflix, and platinum supporters Etalk, HireBIPOC, A&E Networks, Cast & Crew, Super Channel, Shaftesbury, Sim, William F. White International Inc., Comweb Foundation, Entertainment One (eOne), and The Slaight Family Foundation.

About the CFC
The Canadian Film Centre (CFC) is a registered charity and a leading cultural organization for the development and advancement of Canadian creative and entrepreneurial talent in the screen-based industries. CFC’s programs and initiatives span film and television, screen acting, composing and songwriting for the screen, and digital and immersive media. These uniquely designed programs support and empower Canadian artists, creators and entrepreneurs, and generate world-class talent, content, products and companies for the global marketplace. For more information, visit cfccreates.com.

About Canesugar Mediaworks
Making sweet cinema since 2008, Canesugar Mediaworks is defined by its creative approach to making the invisible, visible. We represent a cultural diaspora and create cinema and television that integrates the arts. Helmed by Charles Officer and Jake Yanowski, Canesugar Mediaworks has produced award-winning feature and documentary films that have played globally in over twenty countries. From exploring humanity in the Netflix documentary Invisible Essence: The Little Prince, anti-Black racism in The Skin We’re In, to our most recent feature Akilla’s Escape that premiered at TIFF 2020 to rave reviews. We are collectors and projectors who thrive on bold stories that transcend cultural boundaries.

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cangeletti@cfccreates.com

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