Director Frances-Anne Solomon’s award-winning feature film, Hero started streaming in Canada, the US and the UK on May 21.
The film inspired by the life of Trinidad-born Ulric Cross, will be available exclusively in Canada on Premium VOD in the Cineplex Store and Prime Video in the US and UK.
Hero opened to rave reviews at the TIFF Bell Lightbox in Canada and played in cinemas across the UK on a 40-city tour covering England, Scotland and Wales before the pandemic. Following this successful tour, Hero went on to win multiple awards and was the opening-night feature film for the Pan African Film Festival in Los Angeles.
Hero stars Trinidad’s Nickolai Salcedo in the title role, Peter Williams (Stargate SG1), Joseph Marcell (FreshPrince of Bel Air), Jimmy Akinbola (Holby City) and Ghanaian superstars John Dumelo, Adjetey Anang and Prince David Oseia.
Film and television industry pioneer, Frances-Anne Solomon has lifted the lid on one of many untold stories of notable Caribbean professionals who made it their life’s mission to foster African independence.
Film critic Mike McCahill of The Guardian called Hero, “Stimulating and provocative – filmed history to prompt debate.”
“It’s exciting to know that Ulric’s remarkable life will be shared on a global scale,” said Solomon.