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Leo Award Nomination and Festival Awards

1 May

BestDocFilmBlackSince our amazing experience at BFI Flare in London where our documentary “Two Soft Things, Two Hard Things” was extremely well received, we managed to garner a couple new awards! The film won Best Documentary (Long) at the Cinhomo: Muestra Internacional Cine y Diversidad Sexual in Spain and the Audience Award for Best Native Cinema Film at the Durango Independent Film Festival in Colorado (which we graciously pass on to the subjects of the documentary).

bMore locally, we have just been nominated for Best Feature Length Documentary Program at the 2017 Leo Awards, British Columbia’s creative arts awards. We are in incredible company and look forward to celebrating documentary with everyone on June 3rd in Vancouver.

We have a few more screenings coming up in Calgary (where I’ll be in attendance), Juneau and Mumbai so make sure to check our website’s screening section for up to date information. We also have a screening at one of the world’s most prestigious venues planned for the fall and are working to getting the film shown in another pretty high place. All will be revealed this summer!

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BFI London + Glitch Glasgow Screenings and Q&As

27 Feb

bfi-flare-london-lgbt-film-festivalOur documentary “Two Soft Things, Two Hard Things” continues its journey in 2017 with some amazing screenings. Having recently screened in Edmonton, Fort Worth, Buenos Aires, Norway and Switzerland to name a few, the documentary, co-director Michael Yerxa and I are headed to the UK for 3 screenings and Q&As. We’ll be at one of my favourite festivals BFI Flare in London March 21st and 23rd and then we’re heading up to Glasgow for the Glitch Film Festival March 26th. The screening in Glasgow is free and tickets for BFI Flare are available here. We will also be participating in a number of panel discussions in London so check the BFI website for more details as they are released. We can’t wait to share the film with London and Glasgow and hope you can join us!

More screenings are being planned so make sure to check our website’s screening section for up to date information. We are also working on a TV/VOD deal so stay tuned.

Free Screening + Artist Talk at Never Apart Montréal

20 Feb

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I will be in my hometown of Montréal for the Québec premiere of “Two Soft Things, Two Hard Things” on Saturday, March 4th 7pm at Centre Never Apart. The screening is free and the venue is one that is close to my heart so I’m really looking forward to engaging with the community after that screening.

Instead of asking the usual questions to promote the screening, Never Apart asked me to write an article about any aspect of the film I wanted for their magazine. I decided to take up a little space to discuss our process, successes and failures in thinking about allyship throughout the making of the film. You can read the full article at neverapart.com. Talented photographer Saad Al-Hakkak also did a portrait for the magazine while I was there ☺️. Hope to see March 4th!

MKW Talks to RuPaul Drag Race Queens about Orlando

2 Aug

During Toronto Pride this year, RuPaul himself, made a surprise appearance to give a heartfelt speech on what Pride means to him. Not only did I get to film his speech, but I also asked his Drag Race alums Bianca Del Rio, Chi Chi Devayne, Derrick Barry, Kim Chi and BenDeLaCreme about what Pride means to them and how they are dealing with the tragedy in Orlando. Check it out below and please donate to the #WeAreOrlando fund if you can.

“Two Soft Things, Two Hard Things” Wins Award and International Praise

18 Jul

QNFF - Best Two-Spirited Film v2We are very happy to announce that “Two Soft Things, Two Hard Things” won the “Best Two-Spirited Film – Audience Choice” Award at the 1st ever Queer North Film Festival. We’re thrilled we won but even happier to see a festival include such a category and hope that it will encourage more Indigenous-themed LGBTQ2 work.

Since our sold out World and International premieres, we’ve also been the focus of some amazing articles from CBC, Vice, Toronto Star, Fusion and been featured on CTV News and APTN. For an update on all articles and press clippings, you can go to our website’s press section.

We’ve also got plenty of screenings coming up including our Western Canadian Premiere as a spotlight film at the Vancouver Queer Film Festival (yay hometown!). We’ve also got a free outdoor screening in Dundonald Park as part of Centretown Movies/Canadian Centre for Gender And Sexual Diversity event for Ottawa Pride and 4 screenings in Mexico City for MicGénero! Plus we have Asian, African and UK Premieres coming up so 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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