Overstand Queens

A documentary based on the experiences of Canadian Female Reggae artists and their words of wisdom to emerging artists.
The film features historic footage from the 80's and 90's and also covers issues teaching education and feeding the hungry in 3rd world countries.

  • Renee Cox
    Director
  • Renee Cox
    Writer
  • Renee Cox
    Producer
  • Lillian Allen, Nana Mclean, Jakki James, DJ Chocolate, Phallon Dunn, Kay Morris, Donna Makeda, Cora Reid, Tasha Tee, Kaisha Lee, Empress Start A Fyah, Empress Divine, Jahsmine Daley, Jay Davis, Sonia Collymore, Tanya Mullings, Ammoye Evans, & Tonya P
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Music Video
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 28 minutes 40 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 31, 2016
  • Country of Origin:
    Canada
  • Country of Filming:
    Canada
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Private Screening - LULA Lounge - International Woman's Achievement Award
    Toronto
    Canada
    July 3, 2016
    Award of Excellence for Directing Overstand Queens presented by Woman's International Achievement Awards
  • Alternative Film Festival - Nominee Documentary Finalist Winter Addition
    Toronto
    Canada
Director Biography - Renee Cox

1984 -1990 - Started Writing Poetry

1990 -1994 Wrote and directed plays to be put up at community theatres and festivals.

1995- 1999 Took Theatrical Arts and Television Broadcasting at Algonquin College

2000-2002 Produced and Directed 1st film "The Final Thought"

2002 - 2005 Moved to Toronto did 2nd film "Overstand Kings"

2014 - 2015 Took Graphic Arts at Canadian Business College

2015 -2016 Produced Directed Finished "Overstand Queens"

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Director Statement

"You only have 1 shot to make things reel !"