29 Mar C’est Moi By Howard Davis
SCREENING: MAY 28, 2017 – Sunday
DIRECTOR: Howard Davis
Set in modern day Montréal “C’est Moi” explores the collision of the past as it meets the present in the forgotten story of Marie-Josèphe Angélique, a figure of Black Canadian History and her efforts to fight against slavery in 18th Century New France. How much of our past is erased in the restoration of history?
DURATION: 9 mins
HOWARD J. DAVIS is a British born Canadian mixed race
actor, singer, dancer and emerging filmmaker. He studied at Ryerson School of Performance (formerly Ryerson Theatre School) in Toronto, Canada and has performed in England, Canada and the United States. His formative years have been as a performer with most notable works so far are working at Canada’s second largest repertory theatre company The Shaw Festival, whose mandate is to present the works of Irish Playwright George Bernard Shaw and his contemporaries, In a remake of iconic horror film director George A. Romero’s film “Something in his eye” and upcoming feature film Downsizing starring Matt Damon and directed by Alexander Payne (director and writer of the Oscar nominated film Sideways).
Howard is also an emerging filmmaker and enjoys being a creative chameleon taking on many roles as a director, cinematographer, producer and editor. His previous short “Shakespeare Shorts” was an official of the Stratford-Upon-Avon short film festival in 2014 curated by Sir Kenneth Branagh as well as his film “MOVE4EQUAL”, which was in response to Emma Watson’s HEFORSHE campaign for male advocacy in support of feminism and Madonna’s #Artforfreedom for women’s rights. He hopes to continue building a practice in telling stories of his heritage, marginalized cultures not at the forefront of history and modern original works with an emphasis on bringing classical, theatrical and historical context to a contemporary cinema and how the past can always inform the future.