Cast and Crew

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Zackary Drucker: actor

Zackary Drucker is an independent artist, cultural producer, and trans woman who breaks down the way we think about gender, sexuality, and seeing. She has performed and exhibited her work internationally in museums, galleries, and film festivals including the Whitney Biennial 2014, MoMA PS1, Hammer Museum, Art Gallery of Ontario, MCA San Diego, and SF MoMA, among others. Drucker is a producer on Golden Globe and Emmy-winning Transparent.

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Angelica Ross: Actor

Angelica Ross is an American businesswoman, actress, and transgender rights advocate. After becoming a self-taught coder in the early years of her career she went on to become the founder and CEO of TransTech Social Enterprises, a firm that helps employ transgender people in the tech industry. Ross began her acting career in the web series Her Story and now stars in the FX series, Pose.

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Silas Howard: Actor

Silas Howard is an award-winning director, writer, and executive producer focused on telling honest, boundary-shattering narratives. His recent work includes executive producing and directing on FX’s Pose, as well as directing Sundance premiere and IFC Films’ internationally distributed film A Kid Like Jake. He’s also directed episodes of Amazon’s Emmy award-winning Transparent, Freeform’s The Fosters, and HBO’s High Maintenance.

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Max Wolf Valerio: Actor

Max Wolf Valerio is an iconoclastic, Blackfoot poet and writer. His book of poems, The Criminal: The Invisibility of Parallel Forces was published in Fall 2018 by EOAGH Books. His chapbook Animal Magnetism (e.g. press) appeared in 1984. His memoir, The Testosterone Files (2006) was a Lambda Literary Award Finalist in 2006. Valerio has appeared in a number of documentary films, including Max (1992) and Gendernauts: A Journey Through Shifting (1999).

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Jen Richards: Actor

Jen Richards is a writer & actress, as well as a consultant & advocate. She is the Co-Writer/Star/Producer of the series Her Story, which was nominated for an Emmy and won Gotham and Peabody awards; Co-Producer of the documentary More Than T (Showtime) and writer of its accompanying Trans 102 series (Refinery 29). She can be seen in HBO’s Mrs. Fletcher, Netflix’s Tales of the City, NBC’s Blindspot, FX’s Better Things, CBS’s Doubt, CMT’s Nashville, Seeso’s Take My Wife, the film Easy Living, and Two Sentence Horror Stories (Stage 13).

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Stephen Ira: Actor

Stephen Ira is a poet who has been published in DREGINALD, Poetry, and FENCE. His non-fiction work has appeared in NewNowNext and Out. He’s directed multiple short plays, was a 2013 Lambda Literary Fellow, and co-founded Vetch: A Magazine of Trans Poetry and Poetics. Stephen has an MFA in poetry from the Iowa Writers' Workshop.

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Chase Joynt: Writer & Director

Chase Joynt (York CMS PhD, 2016) is an internationally awarded filmmaker and writer. His films have won the Jury Award for Best Documentary (Bangalore), Jury Award for Best Short (Ecuador), Jury Award for Most Promising Filmmaker (Regent Park), Audience Award for Best Documentary Short (Seattle), and the EP Canada/Canada Film Capital Award for Emerging Canadian Artist (Toronto).

As a recipient of a Mellon Fellowship in Arts Practice and Scholarship at the University of Chicago, Joynt’s recent speaking engagements include Harvard University, Princeton University, NYU, The New York Academy of Medicine, University of Manchester, UC Berkeley, and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. His first book You Only Live Twice (co-authored with Mike Hoolboom) was a 2017 Lambda Literary Award Finalist and was named one of the Best Books of 2016 by both The Globe and Mail and CBC. His second book, Conceptualizing Agnes: Exemplary Cases and the Disciplines of Gender (co-authored with Kristen Schilt), is under contract with Duke University Press. Joynt holds a PhD in Cinema and Media Studies from York University. In July 2019, he will begin as an Assistant Professor of Gender Studies and Visual Culture at the University of Victoria in British Columbia.

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Morgan M. Page: co-Writer

Morgan M. Page is a trans writer and artist in Montréal, Québec. Her writing has been published in The Nation, Buzzfeed News, and The Globe and Mail, as well as anthologies such as Cleis Press’ Best Sex Writing of the Year (2015). She was a 2014 Lambda Literary Fellow. Her video and performance work has been curated in galleries and festivals around the world, including MOCA Taipei (forthcoming, 2019), Brooklyn Museum (2016), and the New Museum Resource Centre (2018). Morgan is the creator and writer of the trans history podcast One From the Vaults. Her expertise is critical to the implementation and accuracy of the historical reenactment.

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Samantha Curley: Producer

Samantha Curley is an independent producer and creative entrepreneur. With over 10 years of business development experience in arts, media, and nonprofit industries, Samantha has accumulated a diverse portfolio of collaborators, projects, and accolades. She is the co-founder and Executive Director of Level Ground, an award-winning non-profit arts cooperative creating experiments in empathy in Los Angeles, California. She is the producer of the short Framing Agnes which premiered at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival and has a number of exciting film and TV projects in development.

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Shant Joshi: Producer

Shant Joshi (York BFA Film Production, 2017) is a queer Indo-Canadian film producer based out of Toronto & Los Angeles. In the world of feature films, Joshi worked as a unit production manager on Ingrid Veninger’s Porcupine Lake. Joshi also worked with New Queer Cinema director, John Greyson, as a line producer on his avant-garde features Last Car and Jericho, centred around subverting and addressing topical issues such as archival untruths and the extinction of Palestine. Joshi produced twelve short films, and was an associate producer on three. Most recently, Joshi worked in motion picture literary representation and packaging at the Buchwald Talent Group.

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Aubree Bernier-Clarke: Cinematographer

Aubree Bernier-Clarke is a non-binary cinematographer and director based in Los Angeles, CA. In 2013, Aubree participated in AFI’s Directing Workshop for Women, through which they developed their award-winning narrative short, The Night Is Ours. Aubree is committed to using film to tell diverse stories, often focusing on LGBTQI and social justice issues.

Lulu Wei: Cinematographer

Lulu Wei is a Toronto-based filmmaker and cinematographer. She holds a Master of Fine Arts in Documentary Media from Ryerson University. Her short films and installations have been screened and exhibited at various festivals such as Images Festival, Planet In Focus Film Festival and Inside Out Film Festival. In 2018, she was a Hot Docs Doc Accelerator fellow and a Telefilm Talent to Watch recipient in 2018. She is currently working on her first feature about the redevelopment of the Honest Ed’s block.

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Cecilio Escobar: Editor

Cecilio is a video artist, editor, and technician living and working in Toronto. His art is self-reflective performative documentary. Cecilio holds a BFA from OCAD University and is the recipient of a Canada Council Media Arts Grant for his latest documentary project, LatinX; an exploration of the intersections between his gender and cultural identities. He currently is also a member of Inside Out Toronto LGBT Film Festival’s programming committee, as well as Communications/Social Media Manager for Toronto’s Queer Film Festival.

Brooke Sebold: Editor

Brooke Sebold does. See boldly that is. A writer, director, and editor currently living in Los Angeles, Brooke’s work can be seen on NBC, MSNBC, PBS, CBC, the Sundance Channel, Logo, CurrentTV, and all over the internet. Her feature documentary, Red Without Blue, won over a dozen jury and audience awards (Slamdance, Frameline, InsideOut and more), and more recently, Brooke’s fought in the trenches with Planned Parenthood, directing and producing over twenty spots for web and national broadcast. Brooke is currently in development on her comedy series, Year Zero, which follows two LA millennial besties and unlikely SHEroes who abandon the patriarchy to form an intersectional utopia on a private tropical island with no men allowed! Year Zero channels womxn’s collective rage and emboldens limitless thinking through laughter and joy. Because to Brooke, joy is an act of resistance.