Clement Virgo

Clement Virgo

Board Member

Biography

Clement Virgo is a CFC graduate and one of Canada's foremost film directors. His TV directing credits include The Wire, Billions, American Crime, Empire, and Greenleaf, on which he served as director and executive producer with Oprah Winfrey. Greenleaf won the NAACP award for best drama series in 2019.

In 2015 he directed, co-wrote, and executive produced the miniseries adaptation of The Book of Negroes, which debuted to record-breaking numbers on the CBC and BET in the U.S. and was nominated for two U.S. Critics Choice Television Awards and shortlisted for a Peabody Award. Virgo’s additional accolades include four 2015 NAACP Image Award Nominations, including a win for Best Screenplay, and a DGC Award for Directing for Television Movie/Miniseries for The Book of Negroes.

Virgo’s feature films have premiered at TIFF, Sundance, and Berlin film festivals. His movies include Poor Boy's Game, Lie with Me, and Love Come Down. Virgo's first feature RUDE, made through the CFC Feature Film Project, premiered at the 1995 Cannes Film Festival.

He's currently prepping his next feature film, Brother, and co-show running the upcoming Netflix series Bloom for Michelle and Barack Obama's Higher Ground Productions.