Artist

Glace W. Lawrence

The west coast company Nimpkish Wind Productions Inc. welcomes Glace W. Lawrence to their team as Projects Manager. Lawrence, who has worked as a programmer, director and producer in Toronto's independent film and video scene for the past ten years, recently relocated to Vancouver drawn by the growing film industry here.

Glace's experience with and commitment to producing and promoting cross-cultural media initiatives strongly complements our production concerns, notes Cari Green, Nimpkish Wind co-producer. The company specializes in documentaries told from a First Nations perspective, directed and co-produced by Barb Cranmer of the Namgis Nation.

Lawrence's accomplishments include co-ordinating Canadian Film Centre programs for First Nations and people of colour. Following an internship on David Cronenberg's Crash, Lawrence was accepted into the 1997 CFC Producers' Lab. While there, she began developing the feature film Jimmy Luvs Sherri with sister writer/director team Rosemary and Selina Williams. The project has since obtained Telefilm development financing. This September, Lawrence received a Reel Black Award from the Black Film & Video Network for her documentary Coming To Voice.

T'lina: The Rendering of Wealth, Nimpkish Wind's latest feature documentary, will make its national broadcast debut December 1st, 9 pm (ET/PT) on VISION TV. T'lina played to a sold-out house at its world premiere at the 1999 Vancouver International Film Festival. It will also screen at the American Indian Film Festival, November 15th, in San Francisco. Nimpkish Wind has garnered three AIFF Best Documentary
awards in recent years.

Glace has just won a development award from Vision TV for her project proposal "Hotel Babylon"
http://www.visiontv.ca/Media/DramaCompWinners.html

Videography

Coming To Voice

1999, 52:00 minutes, colour, English

You've Got The Key

1995, 30:00 minutes, colour, English

Colour Of Immunity: The Toronto Living with AIDS project

1991, 22:00 minutes, colour, English

D-E-S-I-R-E

1989, 03:30 minutes, B&W, English

Critical Writing

big hip: Women Behind the Camera
by Glace W. Lawrence. The Word, Apr. 13, 1995.
Don't Go to Dat Place and Fool Around Like Rich Girls:: Black...
by Gabrielle Hezekiah. Cineaction, Fall 1993, no. 32.
AWIFAV in Ghana
by Glace W. Lawrence. Fuse, 1992, v. 15, no. 6.