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Breakthrough Panel Discussion

In 2006 she wrote the screenplay Rain and within her local community raised the necessary funds to make her first narrative feature film.  Rain was shot in the Bahamas and in 2008 premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival.  Having won numerous awards internationally, Rain, was licensed to Showtime Networks, distributed by Image Entertainment, and made available in stores such as Walmart and Target across North America.

 

Maria’s second feature Play the Devil was one of three films to be awarded a significant grant from Creative TT and was shot entirely in Trinidad in the spring of 2015.  The film was selected for the Caribbean spotlight at Ventana Sur in Buenos Aires, and also for Primera Mirada at IFFP (Panama).  Play the Devil premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival in June 2016 and is currently on the festival circuit with numerous awards to celebrate.

 

In February of 2018, when Ava Duvernay hired her to direct an episode of Queen Sugar, a new chapter began in Maria’s career. Govan returned from that experience with positive feedback from the actors, who “loved” working with her. Episode four of season three, will air on OWN on June 20th, 2018.  

 

In the meantime, Govan is currently pursuing further directing jobs in television, while also developing two television series and her next feature film project.

 

Saturday, December 1 / 11:00am

Inagua Room, Baha Mar Convention Center



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