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 her 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 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.

In 2021, her project in development, Through the Eyes of a Quiet Lion won the PRISME pitch contest by Main Film.

Her focus in all her creative work is to uplift the voices of Black, marginalized, and under-represented talent in front of and behind the camera. Currently, Kimberley Ann is devoting her time writing her first feature film, Through the Eyes of the Quiet Lion, directing her documentary film, The Relay, and developing her short film project.

FIlmography

Nourrir les rêves

2021

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

Awards

FESTIVALS
HotDocs International Festival, 2021

Against All Odds

2020

Short documentary film
Director and screenwriter
Distributor: CBC, Télé-Québec

The Relay : The Run (Le Relais : La course)

TBR July 23th 2021

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

The Relay: Father to Daughter (Le Relais: Père à Fille)

In production

Feature documentary
Director and screenwriter
Inuition Pictures Inc | Afro Dynamic Films
CBC

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

In production

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

Through the Eyes of a Quiet Lion (À travers les yeux du Lion tranquille)

In development

Feature film, original drama
Director and screenwriter
* Téléfilm development grant

Unité (working title)

In development

Feature documentary
Director and screenwriter

À ma fille

In development

Short film - drama
Director and screenwriter

Winner of the PRIME pitch contest, development grant | 2021

All-Big Ten University Academic Honor Roll | 2016

The Southeastern Conference Academic Honor Roll | 2014

Project Manager + Author

2020-2021

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

Production Coordinator

2016-2020

SPHÈRE MÉDIA PRODUCTIONS
• Documentary Series — Elles parlent aux animaux
• Documentary Series — Célibataires à boutte
WARNER BROS. ANIMATION
• Film Animation — SCOOP! (Scooby Doo!)
AETIOS PRODUCTIONS
• 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

MAIN FILM - P.R.I.S.M.E

2021

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

2020

RIDM Talent Lab

2020

Black Anti-Racism Training and Aboriginal Anti-Racism Training

2021

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

2016

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