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About Scarborough Pictures Inc.
Amar’s work traverses a range of style and form. He is known for his arresting visuals and empowering brand of storytelling, often using his cinema to deconstruct notions of race, class, and identity. His debut feature, The Secret Trial 5 (‘14), established him as a daring new voice in Canadian cinema. It premiered at Hot Docs, where Amar received the jury recognition for Emerging Filmmaker. The film would later be named one of the Top Ten Docs of the Decade by Realscreen. He is also the recipient of the Vanguard Award from the DOC Organization of Canada.
Amar has also directed and produced award-winning television series including the acclaimed CBC Arts program In The Making, and award-winning comedy series Next Stop which (CBC Gem). He is currently developing his latest project Shook, which is his scripted feature debut in partnership with Toronto based Film Forge.
Amar also runs Scarborough Pictures, a Toronto based production company created to support racialized artists in telling their stories.