Hello! It’s been a while since I updated this site, and the world has descended into lower layers of nightmare than ever. My little movies have been out there doing their work in the world, it’s what I am using to voice my dissent and hope.
In July I traveled to the UK to attend FilmPride in Brighton. We marched in the Brighton Pride Parade through a storm, but all ended well in Preston Park. Deborah Espect and team created a theater where the films were screened that was impressively cozy retro and made for a great viewing experience for everyone (open captions – yay!) The weekend before I was part of a screening and q/a at The Ledward Center where I ran into my friend and idol Kate Jessop. Beers and film talk ensued!
While in Glasgow I watched Kokomo City at the Glasgow Film Theater. What an important and powerful film! In early August my short film Drew Adair was included in Philadelphia’s The Film Collective Festival. This short film is the start of a project that I hope will become a longer documentary film.
Most recently, “Rural Butch Femme Rap” was shown at the Appalachian Queer Film Festival, and was nominated for Best Short Film, which deservedly was won by the hilarious “29 Hot Dogs” starring the hunky Brandon English. It was really important to me to get my work seen by people who don’t have easy access to queer in-person special events. I was humbled to see that the festival had security around the building and offered to escort attendees to their cars if they wished.
Coming up in November will be my northern-most screening ever; at the Baltic Circle Theater Festival. This event happens in Helsinki, Finland on 17th of November 2023. The curator Remi Vesala has selected my movies “When A Butch Dyke Dies” and “My Crazy Boxers.”
Hello Friends! Please join me at London’sCinema Museum on 2 March 2023 for an amazing reunion of filmmakers and festival organizers. Look how far we’ve come! Since the first Wotever DIY Film Festival (my first one was 2013) so many brilliant festivals began, many of them connected somehow to the Wotever DIY Film Festival. My fondest wish is that we can all have some time together, and no one will have to be running a festival, we will all just be hanging out.
Here are the details:
2 March 2023 18:00 – 2200 (plenty of time to socialize!) Cinema MuseumThe Master’s House, 2 Dugard Way (off Renfrew Road), London SE11 4TH
Photos with Kyla Harris, Tara Brown, Theresa Heath, Charlie Little and Helen Wright at BFI Southwark at the “Busting The Bias Opening Night: Is There Anybody Out There? An Illustrated Talk + ECLECTIC: Shorts Programme, an evening celebrating disability visibility and filmmaking. 3 March 2023.
Well, my new year started with a a limp literally and stay-at-home/curfew. I’m working on a new movie (rather re-working an old one) and have big plans for more. I just need the time and attention. LOL
Here is a photo me, out to brunch with my entourage after the QFlix Philly local film showcase.
“My Aunt Mame” was included in a “Best of Bechdel” film showcase at the She Burns Bright Festival in Akron, Ohio and also was shown at a Queers In Shorts event in Cambridge, UK. I am so proud of that little movie. I think it successfully shows the reality of queer/eldercare – being alone as an elder queer/being the child who does the eldercare/ worry from parents that queer children will have hard lives.
“My Aunt Mame” and “My Crazy Boxers” will be showing in the Gilbert Baker Film Festival happening online here from November 24th – Sunday December 12th, 2021. I’m very pleased that my movies were included, and i hope the festival is a huge success. Please buy tickets and watch!
It’s with happiness and humility that I can share that these festivals have selected my films:
FilmPride, available online August 16 – 31, 2021, will be the World Premiere of my new movie Have You Ever Thought Why. It is included in the SELF program.
Prism 34 / AGLIFF : has selected Carol for the “Avant Garde” program, which will be available online from August. 26 – Sept. 6, 2021. The Avant Garde film program description reads; “Is it a film? Is it an art piece? Is that a penis? You never know what you find in this assortment of inventive filmmaking not bound by narrative.”
Les Mains Gauches happens the 9th to the 12th of Septembre 2021 in Marseille, France. They have selected My Crazy Boxers.
Isn’t it hilarious that my parody of Carol will be screening at the prestigious aGLIFF / Prism Film Festival this year?! Did you know that Austin is where it all started — I entered the My Gay Movie competition in 2004 and won the prize for the weirdest movie. And it’s only gotten weirder since then. Here’s the lineup: