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Past Series and Docs Now Available Online on OUTtv GO

10 Oct

OUTtv has launched their new streaming service (in Beta) which means a lot of my seriesouttv-go-logo and docs over the last few years are now available online at OUTtv Go. Never got to see This Is Drag with Bianca Del Rio and Adore Delano? It’s finally online along with other docs I was involved in including Take Up The Torch, They Came From Venus, Is The Village Dying?, Michael Venus’ Snow Queen and Becca Plucer’s In Particular, barbara findlay. Though it has been available online for free for a while, The Face of Furry Creek – Season 1 is on there too along with all the usual RuPaul’s Drag Race stuff and the new film Hurricane Bianca starring Bianca Del Rio. Subscription is $3.99/month and only available in Canada.

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Best Documentary Award and New Screenings Announced

4 Sep

Best Documentary Laurel_smWe are very happy to announce that “Two Soft Things, Two Hard Things” has won the Best Documentary Award at the Fargo-Moorhead LGBT Film Festival. And on top of that, we’ll be screened as the opening night feature on Friday, September 16th at the Fargo Theater. Tickets will be available at the door. We cannot thank the great folks at FMLGBTFF enough for this honour!

IMG_5289After an amazing sold out show and Q&A on home turf at the Vancouver Queer Film Festival a couple weeks ago, our screenings around the globe continue with fall screenings coming up in Austin (where I will be in attendance for a Q&A), San Francisco (again!), Palm Springs, Fresno, Kingston, Allentown, San Cristobal de las Casas, Tijuana, Winnipeg, Seattle, Budapest and our UK Premiere at mac Birmingham where co-director Michael Yerxa and I will also be in attendance. Make sure to check our website’s screening section for up to date information.

“Two Soft Things, Two Hard Things” Heads to San Francisco for International Premiere

24 May

So thrilled to announce that the International Premiere of our feature documentary “Two Soft Things, Two Hard Things” will be Saturday, June 25th, 2016 in the USA at Frameline40: San Francisco’s LGBTQ Film Festival. This is the world’s largest LGBTQ-themed film festival and our screening coincides with San Francisco Pride to boot. Myself and co-director Michael Yerxa will be in attendance at the screening.

Also happening in California, the documentary will be screened as a sneak peak at The Santa Cruz Film Festival on Sunday June 5th which also coincides with their Pride festivities. If you’re in Santa Cruz, don’t miss out!

More screenings are being planned and info will be posted in the screening section of the film’s website as official details are released.

If you’re in San Francisco or plan on being there pride weekend, grab your tickets beginning May 27th and join us at the International Premiere June 25th.

Two Soft Thing, Two Hard Things – International Premiere
Frameline40: San Francisco International LGBTQ Film festival
Tickets: Frameline40
Saturday, June 25th, 2016 – 2pm – Roxie Theater

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World Premiere of “Two Soft Things, Two Hard Things”

7 May

Happy to announce that the world premiere of our feature documentary “Two Soft Things, Two Hard Things” will be June 3rd, 2016 in Toronto at the 26th Inside Out LGBT Film Festival. Myself and co-director Michael Yerxa will be in attendance.

That same week, Prince Albert Pride is holding a special community screening followed by a sharing circle led by Two-Spirited elder during their pride week celebrations.

We have also lined up a number of other screenings including a big International Premiere that will be announced soon. All screening info will be posted in the screening section of the film’s website as details are released.

But, for now, if you’re in Toronto, grab your tickets beginning May 12th and join us at the World Premiere June 3rd.

Two Soft Thing, Two Hard Things – World Premiere
Inside Out Toronto LGBT Film Festival – Toronto, ON
Tickets: Inside Out
Friday, June 3rd, 2016 – 5:30pm – TIFF Bell Lightbox Cinema 2

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New Documentary Film “Two Soft Things, Two Hard Things”

26 Feb

2soft2hard_poster1_webMy latest documentary took me to the Arctic last fall and I’ve been in post carefully piecing it together ever since. Truly a labour of love, we are so grateful to the community in Iqaluit who shared their stories and their courage. We can’t wait to share your experiences with the rest of the world.

New Documentary Explores Inuit LGBT Experience In Nunavut

Toronto, Ontario – February 26th, 2016: MKW Productions Inc. is pleased to announce the release of Two Soft Things, Two Hard Things, a feature documentary directed by Mark Kenneth Woods and Michael Yerxa. As a small group in Nunavut, Canada prepare for a seminal LGBTQ Pride celebration in the Arctic, the film explores how colonization and religion have shamed and erased traditional Inuit beliefs about sexuality and family structure and how, 60 years later, a new generation of Inuit are actively ‘unshaming’ their past.

Check out the trailer below and look out for the full-length documentary at a film festival near you. Festival screening details will be posted here and on our brand new website www.twosofttwohard.com starting in May.

Festival programmers, please contact my distributers for festival booking information.

TV acquisitions, press enquiries?  Contact me directly for more information.

“Take Up The Torch” Documentary Airing July 16th, 2015

10 Jul

My documentary Take Up The Torch will air on Thursday, July 16th, 2015 at 8pm ET/PT on OUTtv Network Canada as part of the docu-series Outspoken Biography. An encore with additional footage from the Pan American Games will also air Thursday, August 20th, 2015 at 8pm ET/PT.

The documentary is an inspiring look at the heroes, past and present, making the Canadian sports landscape more LGBT-inclusive. From Olympic Gold Medalist Mark Tewksbury’s coming out in 1998 to the controversy in Sochi 2014 to the unprecedented growth of the Pride House movement, my pal and co-director Michael Yerxa and I explore the hurdles (awful pun intended obviously!) leading up to a major announcement by The Canadian Olympic Committee. Starring Olympians Mark Tewksbury, Charline Labonté, Anastasia Bucsis and John Fennell.

Check out the 2 trailers below and a little, slightly embarrassing “director’s intro” with myself and Mr. Yerxa. I mean look at that gorgeous still frame!

“They Came From Venus” Documentary Airing July 2nd, 2015

26 Jun

My documentary They Came From Venus will air on Thursday, July 2nd, 2015 at 8pm ET/PT on OUTtv Network Canada as part of the docu-series Outspoken Biography. Update: Due to popular demand, the documentary will air again Thursday, August 6th, 2015 at 8pm ET/PT.

The documentary takes a look at the last 20 years of The House of Venus art collective and how it shaped LGBT culture across Canada. Yes, yes, I was a part of that collective for a time and spearheaded The House of Venus Show but this isn’t about that! The documentary focuses on co-founder Michael Venus as he prepares for the 20th annual Wiggle show and traces the origins and influence of this unique art collective as it relates to nightlife, music and drag culture. With DJ Dickey Doo, Greg George/Luka, Douglas Coupland and many Venus “kids” from the last 20 years.

Check out the 2 trailers below and a little, slightly embarrassing “director’s intro”.

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