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It is with great pride and excitement that we welcome producer/actress Andrea Lewis to the Reel Sisters Family! Andrea will serve as our 2019 curator!
As the new curator, Andrea will actively promote Reel Sisters and help the festival create new opportunities for women of color filmmakers. She is responsible for selecting films for our 2019 season. Reel Sisters will host screenings throughout the year and remain a vibrant film festival.
“Andrea is a powerhouse and champion in advocating for opportunities for women of color in front of and behind the camera as producer and actress. It is a privilege to have her join our team this year and help Reel Sisters fulfill our mission of creating a space for women to get the roles and directing jobs they earned,” said Carolyn A. Butts, Founder/Festival Director. “Please join us in welcoming Andrea to our Reel Sisters family!”
Andrea Lewis’ artistic talents emerged at age 5 and even before celebrating her 16th birthday, this Toronto born, Entertainer had already acted alongside Hollywood heavyweights such as Diahann Carroll in The Natalie Cole Story and Wesley Snipes and Dr. Maya Angelou in her directorial debut, the critically acclaimed Down in the Delta. After wrapping up on the Disney movie Cadet Kelly alongside Hilary Duff, Lewis soon spent 6 seasons on the hit show Degrassi: The Next Generation and became known around the world as “Hazel” as millions of North Americans tuned in each week to watch Andrea in the award-winning drama, which is ranked No. 1 in Canada and the US. Lewis has garnered international attention from Degrassi, which landed her in the pages of Teen People, New York Times and Entertainment Weekly magazines. Taking her career to another level Lewis started Jungle Wild Productions, where she created the hit web series’ “Black Actress” written by and starring Lewis and the fan favorite relationship drama “Beyond Complicated” both seasons can be watched “Beyond Complicated.”
Enjoy the following work produced by Ms. Andrea Lewis: