Speaker Sasha Leigh Henry

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Sasha Leigh Henry

Showrunner, Director

Admiral Productions + Sunflower Studios

Sasha Leigh Henry is a writer, director, and producer based in Toronto. Recently named one of Variety's 10 to Watch for 2022, Henry is currently in post-production on BRIA MACK GETS A LIFE. The Crave original comedy series about a 25 year old Black woman and her imaginary hype girl is created by Henry and produced by New Metric Media. Her most recent film Sinking Ship, penned by her creative partner Tania Thompson, debuted at TIFF 2020 and was the winner of the 2021 Vimeo Staff Pick Award at Aspen Shortsfest.  Her film Bitches Love Brunch screened at festivals internationally before being acquired by CBC Gem. As a producer, Sasha has helped bring numerous films to screen including Randall Okita's Canadian Screen Award winner The Lockpicker, Kelly Fyffe-Marshall’s award-winning short film Black Bodies and Fyffe-Marshall's debut feature When Morning Comes, which premiered at TIFF 2022. A frequent panelist and speaker, Sasha is also an alumni of POV 3rd Street, Black Women Film!, 2020's TIFF Filmmaker Lab, a TIFF Netflix Talent Accelerator Fellow, and is currently Chair of the Board of the Reelworld Film Festival.

Speaking on: Defining Canadian Content: The future of the industry

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