Awards season is here! The last few weeks have been especially exciting for our Membership, whose creative talents were recognized by several major craft awards, the Golden Globes, the Critics Choice Awards, and more.
DGC Ontario Director J Stevens (Sort Of, Slo Pitch, Astrid & Lily Save the World) wants to shake up Canadian screens, one 2SLGBTQ+ show at a time. Recently named one of Canada's 10 to Watch and a member of TIFF's 2022 Filmmaker Lab, we talk to J about the importance of stories that reflect our lived experiences and why working with a team of openly trans and non-binary people on the set of Sort Of was so special.
In our third episode of WIDER LENS, we sit down with the creators of Sort Of, a groundbreaking new series from CBC & HBO Max.
CBC’s new dramatic comedy Sort Of is already breaking barriers, as lead actor Bilal Baig becomes the first queer South Asian Muslim to star in a Canadian primetime TV series. Sort Of, which premiered on CBC Gem on October 5th and will premiere on CBC and HBO Max in November, follows Sabi, a genderfluid Torontonian Millenial straddling various identities in an attempt to figure out who they really are.
CBC’s new dramatic comedy Sort Of, which follows a genderfluid Torontonian Millenial straddling various identities, is already breaking barriers. We spoke with DGC Ontario Assistant Location Manager Adam Cohen about how Sort Of uniquely portrays the experiences of diverse Torontonians, the logistics of securing locations in a post-lockdown world, and how everyone, despite their identity, can relate to this coming-of-age story of transition and optimism.