Frances Ann Solomon
Frances-Anne Solomon is a Director, Producer, and Writer in film, TV and radio. She was born in England, grew up in Trinidad, and studied Theatre Arts at the University of Toronto and the Lecoq School of Mime in Paris before moving to the UK where she lived and worked for several years.
As a director, her credits include Peggy Su! (BBC Films 1997), What My Mother Told Me (Channel 4 1995), Bideshi (British Film Institute 1994), and Valentine’s Night (BBC 1993). Documentaries directed include Reunion (BBC,1993), and I Is A Long Memoried Woman (Arts Council of England 1991).
Alongside directing, between 1992-98, Frances-Anne also worked as a Script Editor, Producer and Executive Producer for BBC Single Drama & Films, where she was responsible for several films and TV movies, including the Black Screen strand, (for black writers, producers and directors) and Screen on the Tube (for new feature directors). Productions include, Speak Like A Child, director John Akomfrah, Love Is The Devil, director John Maybury, The Sixth Happiness, director Waris Hossein, Flight, director Alex Pillai and Siren Spirits, directors Ngozi Onwurah, Pratibha Parmar and Dani Williamson.
Prior to this she worked as a radio drama producer/director for the BBC, responsible for some 35 productions including Monsoon by Maya Chowdhry, Nadir by Parv Bancil, Afrogoth by Pete Kalu, The Adoption Papers by Jackie Kay and Her Father’s Daughter by Winsome Pinnock.
Frances-Anne returned to Toronto in 1999. Through her company Leda Serene Films she continues to create, produce and direct film, television, and new media projects. She completed the groundbreaking sitcom Lord Have Mercy! which was broadcast on 4 Canadian networks, and was nominated for 2 Gemini Awards in 2003. She currently runs the Caribbean Tales Film Festival in Barbados which showcases the work of filmmakers from the Caribbean region.
Director A Winter Tale, Lord Have Mercy
A Winter Tale:
2007 Winner of the Tonya Lee Williians Award for Outstanding Canadian Feature at the Reel World Film Fest
2007 Outstanding Canadian Feature Film, Toronto ReelWorld Film Festival, 2007
2007 Special Mention/Outstanding Screenplay Category Reel World Film Festival
2007 Audience Award Best Feature T&T Film Festival
2008 Best Foreign Film San Diego Black Film Festival
2008 Remi Award – Best Editing Worldfest Houston Int Film Festival
2008 Award for Best Editor Zuma Film Festival
2008 Award for Best Cinematographer Zuma Film Festival
2008 Ousmane Sembene Award for Best Foreign Film Zuma Film Festival
2008 Award for Best Film Festival of Black International Cinema Berlin
(Canada, 2007) Shots ring out one winter night and a bullet meant for a local street dealer hits someone else. video