Posted on Aug 29, 2018
Cory Bowles is a multidisciplinary artist from Nova Scotia, Canada. Most known for “Cory” in the TV series TRAILER PARK BOYS, he currently serves as a director, receiving a nomination for the 2016 DGC award for Outstanding direction in a comedy series. As principal choreographer and director of the companies Verve Mwendo Dance, and Black Rabbit Entertainment, he has created over 70 works / choreographies for stage and film – his work reflecting his fascination to racial identity, social and cultural structures. As a musician he has scored film, appeared and recorded over a dozen releases, earning him a nomination in the inaugural Hip Hop/Urban category in the East Coast Music Awards. He has also composed for Dance companies, SINS, MOCEAN, and Decidedly Jazz Danceworks in Calgary where he retuned in 2017 for an ambitious collaboration and adaptation of Romeo and Juliet. He was Director of Choreography for the CBC KIDS show THE MOBILES, the award winning CBC mini series STUDIO BLACK!, and is a writer for the CBC comedy, LITTLE DOG (2018). After making a number of short films, his first feature film BLACK COP (2017) premiered at the Toronto International Film festival, was a special presentation by The Historic Black Police Precinct in Miami Florida. and went on to earn Best Canadian Feature at the 2017 Vancouver International Film Festival, Best Narrative Feature at the St. Louis International Film Festival and a Canadian Screen Award (John Dunning Discovery Prize), The Screen Nova Scotia Sward for Best Feature.