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.”