Photo credit : Dariane Sanchez

Kimberley Ann Surin

Director | Screenwriter

Based in Montreal, Kimberley Ann is a French-Canadian with Haitian descent filmmaker. She graduated in 2016 from Pennsylvania State University in Communications – Film and TV. Over the years, she had the chance to work on a variety of interesting and different projects, from fiction to documentary, advertising and promotional commercials to publicity, as well as animation. She has gained experience working for several production companies, including Warner Brothers, Reel FX, Sphère Média Production, and Aetios Productions, in production.

In 2020, she directed and wrote her first documentary Against All Odds, a short film about the lack of diversity in professional and junior hockey with retired NHL player Georges Laraque as the main protagonist. In early 2021, she directed, wrote and produced her second short film, Nourrir les Rêves, which premiered at the HotDocs International Film Festival, now available on Crave. Later that same year, she produced two versions of her documentary The Relay: Revisiting History (Le Relais: Derrière la Médaille, French version) in collaboration with Radio-Canada, CBC, CBC Sport and Gem. In all her creative work, she focuses and makes it her mission to shine a light on the voices of black, marginalized and underrepresented talent, in front of and behind the camera. Kimberley Ann is making the leap from the world of documentary to fiction, she is currently devoting herself to the development of several works with Crave, Ici Tou.Tv and Télé Québec.


The Quiet Lion (Un Lion tranquille)

In development

Feature Film | Dama
Director and screenwriter
* Téléfilm development grant
* CAC Development Grant (Canada Council for the Arts)


Won the PRISME pitch contest by Main Film.


In development

Webseries Drama-Sport | 6x12min
Director, co-screenwriter and producer
Production: Afro Dynamic Films | Broadcasting: Télé-Québec

Le Rêve Américain (The American Dream)

In development

Short Film Drama
Director and screenwriter
Production: Afro Dynamic Films

L'Originale (The Original)

In predevelopment

Series Documentary | 4 x 30 min
Director and producer
*Jean-Marc Vallée Funds from ARRQ


In predevelopment

TV Series Drama-Sport | 8x30 min
Director and conceptor

The Relay: Beyond the Last Name (Le Relais: Au-delà du nom de famille)


Feature Documentary
Director and Screenwriter
Inuition Pictures Inc | Afro Dynamic Films
Brodcasting: CBC

The Relay : Revisiting History (Le Relais: Revisiter l'histoire)


Medium-Length Documentary
Director and screenwriter
Inuition Pictures Inc | Afro Dynamic Films
CBC Sports, TSN, Sportnet

The Relay: Behind the Medal (Le Relais : Derrière la médaille)


Short Documentary Film
Director and screenwriter
Inuition Pictures Inc | Afro Dynamic Films
CBC Sports, TSN , Sportnet

Nourrir les rêves


Short Documentary Film | 6 min
Co-director and co-screenwriter with Aïcha Morin-Baldé
Producer: Kimberley Ann Surin, Lauren Grant and Lisa Jackson
Distributor : Crave


HotDocs International Festival, 2021

Against All Odds


Short Documentary Film
Director and Screenwriter
CBC | Télé-Québec

Nomination for the Sucession Award | Gémeaux 2022
Winner of the PRIME pitch contest, development grant | 2021
All-Big Ten University Academic Honor Roll | 2016
The Southeastern Conference Academic Honor Roll | 2014

Bleu Paillette

In production

Short film, fiction
Producer with Objectif 9



Short Film, fiction
Producer with Afro Dynamic Films


Award for Best Short Film - International - FIFA 2021

Project Manager + Author


TC Média Livres (Realize, write and manage the production in the department)
Halo Création (advertising and multimedia projects)

Production Coordinator


• Documentary Series — Elles parlent aux animaux
• Documentary Series — Célibataires à boutte
• Film Animation — SCOOP! (Scooby Doo!)
• TV/Fiction — District 31 - Season I, III, IV
• TV/Fiction — Le Cheval-Serpent - Season II
• TV/Fiction — Ruptures - Season III, IV, V
• TV/Fiction — Blue Moon- Season I, II, III
• TV/Fiction — Unité 9 - Season VI
• Documentary — District 31 - Les commandants
• Documentary — Unité 9
• History capsule — Historica Canada - Boat People



Professional training focused on the production profession and the integration of audiovisual production networks.
Trainers: Miryam Charles, Richard Jean-Batiste, and Hany Ouichou

L’Inis – Program : Directing and Writing Documentaries


RIDM Talent Lab


Black Anti-Racism Training and Aboriginal Anti-Racism Training


IMPACT-APTCMI • Executive Board

2020 - today

Co-Chair of the Unity Summit
National organization for independent media producers in Canada, created in order to unify our voices and better support members from Black, Indigenous People of Colour, LGBTQ2SI+, Trans, underrepresented and marginalized independent producers and companies in Canada

Pennsylvania State University


Bachelor's degree in Communication, Film & TV | Minor in General AffairsConference BIG 10 • Tennis player • Team Captain • Screenwriting classes • Short films: How Bad To You Want It? and My Athlete Life