Diggstown not only features women in strong leading roles, but also has an impressive roster of behind-the-camera female talent. How do you think this impacts the series?
I think it’s fantastic to have so many roles behind the camera filled with women, but I don’t necessarily think it impacts the show in the way people may think. My belief is that you are either good at your job or you’re not. This show was created and written by a black Canadian man (Floyd Kane). For these characters to come to life and for [the story] to make sense, he has to have a great interest in writing from a female perspective. He obviously is invested. The other side is about having the skills to direct, to edit, to light. I don’t believe it’s about male or female. In this industry, even if it is dominated by really good men, you gotta be great. Period.
Dwain Murphy and Vinessa Antoine.