Clement Virgo

Listen to our podcast conversation with Clement Virgo, filmmaker and co-founder of Conquering Lion Pictures.

In this episode, Rashid Bahati has the pleasure of speaking with Clement Virgo, a Canadian film and television writer, producer and director. Clement is the co-founder of the production company Conquering Lion Pictures, which has produced critically acclaimed films, such as Poor Boy’s Game and The Book of Negroes, a six-part miniseries based on the novel by Canadian writer Lawrence Hill.

The Book of Negroes received widespread praise for its compelling storytelling and powerful performances, earning several awards and nominations. In our conversation, we explore Clement’s journey in the film industry, his experiences as a black filmmaker in Canada and the importance of representation in the media.

We discuss his approach to storytelling and the creative process behind his works. His dedication to telling authentic and diverse stories has made a tremendous impact on the industry, inspiring a new generation of filmmakers and storytellers. Tune into this episode of Noir 360, to hear Clement Virgo’s inspirational story and how he transitioned his life from wanting to be a designer into the world of film.

Noir 360 is a series of podcast conversations celebrating international Black filmmaking in all its diversity, hosted by Rashid Bahati.

Featured image: Canadian Film Centre.

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