Date: Thursday May 11th, 2023

Time: 7:00 pm — 9:00 pm

Join Kenyan-Canadian writer, director, and producer Jamila Pomeroy in conversation with guests on Black and African narratives in Canadian film.

Admission is by donation

Jamila Pomeroy is a Kenyan-Canadian writer, director, producer and actor and a WGC screenwriter and TWUC internationally-published writer with over eight-years experience; spanning print, new media and film. She also works as a director and producer on both factual and scripted film and television. She has worked with over 20 globally-recognized outlets, namely, BBC, CBC, Red Bull Media, Hypebae, Network Entertainment and many more.

After branching out into film and television in 2018, Jamila worked in the writers room of Beauty, a series hosted by Tyra Banks, with award-winning Executive Producer Derik Murray and Primetime Emmy-nominated Director and Showrunner Annetta Marion. She then went on to write, direct, producer and star in the CBC mini series A Happier Planet. Shortly after, she received funding to direct the pilot of Sunflower Lemonade, a series she wrote, which is slated to be the first African-Canadian dramedy series in history. In 2022 she received funding from the Canadian Media Fund and Telus Originals to write and direct her first feature-length film, Union Street, which will be released sometime in 2023.

Jamila is currently working in development with her production company, RUCKUS Machine Pictures on a handful of projects including rom-com feature, Consciously Disengaged; dramedy, The Last Kugushi; and a biopic about Ruth Lowe—the female composer behind Frank Sinatra’s rise to fame. As an actor, model and TV personality, Jamila has worked with notable brands like Cadillac, Lululemon, Arc’teryx, Kit & Ace, Sephora, Laneige and many more. In addition to print and commercial work, she has appeared on networks such as CBC, Global and CTV, as well as international commercial campaigns.

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