“Pride: The LGBTQ+ History Series” Renewed through 2021

31 Jul

I’m happy to announce that “Pride” has been renewed for at least 2 more seasons on OUTtv and OUTtvGo. We’re already well into production on season 2 which is slated for release in June, 2020.

For a sneak peek of what we’re planning, head on over to CBC Arts to read this great interview.

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Pride Series OUT NOW on OUTtvGo and Air Canada Flights

7 Jun

We are so thrilled to celebrate Pride Month with the release of our LGBTQ+ history series “Pride“. Rather appropriate isn’t it?

In Canada, the series is available now via streaming on OUTtvGo and the OUTtvGo app. They have a free 30 day trial so you don’t even have to pay to join!

The series will also debut on cable television on OUTtv Network on June 28th, 2019 at 9:30pm ET/PT in a celebration of the 50th anniversary of Stonewall.

In New Zealand, the series will be available on demand on TVNZ starting June 15th, 2019.

Other Territories
The series is available on all Air Canada flights featuring in-flight entertainment for the month of June! So book your summer flights on Air Canada with Pride.

 

Pride Series Nominated For 3 Leo Awards

23 Apr

Thrilled to announce that the upcoming series “Pride” has been nominated for 3 Leo Awards today for best series, best direction and best hosts in the Information, Lifestyle or Reality Series categories. Congrats to all the other nominees in the BC creative arts industry awards. Release dates for Pride will be revealed very soon!

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We Demand Productions Announces New Series “Pride”

6 Mar

My new production company We Demand Productions is thrilled to announce the upcoming release of the new docuseries “Pride“.

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising in New York and the 50th anniversary of the decriminalization of homosexuality in Canada, this docuseries follows award-winning filmmakers Mark Kenneth Woods and Michael Yerxa as they travel to different Pride celebrations around the globe to learn about LGBTQ+ history and how it can inform our communities going forward.

The new series is slated for a spring 2019 release in Canada on OUTtv Network and streaming via OUTtvGo. Other territories TBA.

Check out the fresh new trailer!

Two Soft Things, Two Hard Things on Amazon Prime and iTunes July 31st

18 Jul

It’s been in the works for a long time but my documentary Two Soft Things, Two Hard Things will finally be available for streaming on Amazon Prime in Canada, the US and the UK beginning Tuesday, July 31st, 2018.

The film will also be available for rent or purchase on iTunes in Canada, the US and the UK on the same day. Just open up your iTunes store (or download iTunes if you don’t have it) and search for “Two Soft Things…”

All versions are available with closed-captioning/subtitles in English.

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New Company and New Series

7 May

mkw_march2018After a fantastic couple years of touring and promoting Two Soft Things, Two Hard Things, I’m thrilled to be behind (and maybe a little bit in front of) the camera again.

I’m headed back to TV for a new docuseries I’ve spearheaded and will have frequent collaborator Michael Yerxa working alongside me.

Mum’s the word on what it’s all about for now but I’ve started a brand new company for the project called We Demand Productions Inc. A double entendre of sorts, the new company is actually named after a group of about 100 politically minded gay men and women who travelled to Parliament Hill in Ottawa to present a list of demands to the Canadian federal government in 1971. They called themselves “We Demand” and, let’s face it, nobody has successfully fought for rights by asking politely so this is a nod to them. That alone is a pretty darn good clue as to what our new docuseries is all about. 😉

We are currently in the midst of production and the new series is slated for a spring 2019 release.

Two Soft Things, Two Hard Things at The British Museum

24 Sep

After an amazing year on the festival circuit and in many art galleries around the world, I am so happy to announce that our documentary Two Soft Things, Two Hard Things has been acquired by The British Museum in London. Not only will they have the work in their archives for decades to come, but they are holding a free screening (but you have to book your spot) as part of their LGBTQ Film Day on October 14th. My co-director Michael Yerxa and I will both be in attendance to introduce the film and chat afterwards. This will likely be our last Q&A for the film as we move on to our next project. We are so indebted to the amazing community in Iqaluit whom entrusted us with their stories and are so pleased that we have been able to share your journeys around the globe. If you are in London, please join us on October 14th! Info below. We also have upcoming screenings in Bremen, Hannover, Copenhagen and Amsterdam. Check out our screenings section for more.

The British Museum LGBTQ Film Day – London, UK
Website and Tickets: britishmuseum.org (Free, booking essential)
Saturday, October 14th, 2017 – 3:15pm – Stevenson Lecture Theatre – The British Museum
Followed by Q&A with filmmakers

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