Sharon Lewis’s talent successfully criss-crosses the genre of television, film, digital, print and theatre in a variety of roles as an award winning director, actor, producer and writer. Sharon garnered the highest ratings for hosting the CBC live political talk show, counterSpin in the history of that show. She is the first woman of color in Canada to host a national prime time talk show. She is a Leo and Gemini nominated television host for ZeD an interactive television and web CBC show.
Voted one of the top most powerful people in Canada by Elle Magazine in 2004, award winning writer/director/producer Sharon Lewis has been creating ground-breaking content since her 1994 play Sistahs. Sharon has a track record of working with a variety of top tier Canadian and International talent, including Drake, Timothy Hutton, Jennifer Beals, Maroon 5, Property Brothers - Jonathan and Drew Scott, Dan Akroyd, Clarke Johnson, Tonya Lee Williams and many more, in diverse capacities.
Her award winning short films Chains and Ritch have been sold and broadcast on such networks as BET, HBO, and CBC. She has received support for various projects from funding agencies such as the Toronto Arts Council, Ontario Arts Council, Canada Arts Council, National Film Board of Canada.
She has directed over 100 hours of popular television, appearing on HGTV, CBC, SUNtv and the Food Network.
Sharon has currently wrapped her debut afropunk feature film inspired by Nalo Hopkinson’s award winning novel, Brown Girl in the Ring. Sharon wrote, directed and produced with a stellar team this groundbreaking sci fi feature film. Sharon has already received development funding towards a video game, inspired by the novel.
Sharon was one of the first women of color to co-found a theatre company in Toronto,the first woman of color to host two national live TV programs, and now the first to bring to the screen a Canadiana-Caribbean fantasy film.
URBANSOUL INC FILMOGRAPHY
urbansoul inc founded in 1995 by Sharon Lewis is a company devoted to the production of television, film and multimedia projects that reflect the diversity of artistic voices. urbansoul inc. offers a full service of pre-production, production, postproduction with both above and below the line casting and crewing. We have experience working with limited budgets and outside the mainstream projects.
2015 BROWN GIRL IN THE RING: THE PREQUEL (feature film)
2013 IN BETWEEN LIFE (short film)
2010 CHAINS (short film)
2006 RITCH (short film)
2001 MAPLE (short film)
2001 DESIRE (short film)
2001 IMPASSE AT HOLY FAITH (short film)
1999 STYLE OF MY SOUL (short film)
In Between Life (2013)