(Canada, Trinidad & Tobago, 2019) Historical, Drama, Biography / 110 min / English / Rated PG-13
Dir: Frances–Anne Solomon
HERO is the story of Ulric Cross, who in 1941, left his small island home in Trinidad to seek his fortune, and became the RAF’s most decorated West Indian airman of WWII. His life took a dramatically different course when he followed the call of history and joined the independence movements sweeping Africa in the ‘50s and ‘60s.
A trailblazer in the film and television industry, Frances-Anne Solomon is an award-winning writer, producer, director, curator and distributor in film, television digital media and radio. She started her professional life at the BBC in England where she was a successful television drama producer and executive producer in Single Drama and Films. She then moved to Canada where since 2001, she is the founder and CEO of the CaribbeanTales Media Group – that produces, exhibits and distributes compelling and culturally diverse film and television content. Her work as a director includes the feature films What My Mother Told Me, Peggy Su! and A Winter Tale, and the series Lord Have Mercy, and HeartBeat. Her most recent film Hero: Inspired by the Extraordinary Life & Times of Mr Ulric Cross has won a slew of international awards and is currently available on Showtime and Prime in the US and the UK. She is a Director member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), the British Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Directors Guild of Canada.