Those who’ve been following me on Twitter have seen me shouting out the film adaptation of Catherine Hernandez’s acclaimed debut novel Scarborough, screenplay by Hernandez, produced by Compy Films—co-directed by Shasha Nakhai and Rich Williamson—and distributed by levelFilm. I was happy and honoured to play a small part in this labour of love. And it’s so good to see how much love the film is getting from both audiences and critics (and not just our friends and families!).
Scarborough premiered at TIFF 2021 and has already picked up several nominations and awards, and has been nominated for 11 Canadian Screen Awards (streaming on CBC and CBC Gem on April 10).
Check your local movie theatre listings for screenings. You can also watch Scarborough online from March 25-27, as part of the St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival; this is a free screening that you need to reserve a spot for, and I encourage you to donate to the fest if you’re able.
The novel Scarborough is on the Canada Reads 2022 shortlist. Look for it at your local bookshop.
Here’s the beautiful trailer: