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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. ūüėČ

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

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

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Playing Now On Air Canada Flights + More Screenings

1 Aug

20799138_10154600701437015_4582435487326203197_nOur documentary ‚ÄúTwo Soft Things, Two Hard Things” is now available on most¬†Air Canada¬†flights from August 1st to September 30th. The film is available in English (and on some routes with Spanish subtitles) on all versions of the inflight entertainment system on most¬†domestic and international flights.¬†In all cases, the film can be found in the TV-Documentary section. You can check if it is playing on your Air Canada flight here.

We also have a few more screenings and in person Q&A’s coming up in Montr√©al and Faroe Islands (both of which I’ll be in attendance), as well as¬†upcoming Caribbean and German premieres¬†so make sure to check our website‚Äôs screening section for up to date information.¬†A very special screening is also confirmed at one of the world’s most prestigious venues¬†in October. Details coming soon!

BFI London + Glitch Glasgow Screenings and Q&As

27 Feb

bfi-flare-london-lgbt-film-festivalOur documentary ‚ÄúTwo 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 Montr√©al

20 Feb

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I will be in my hometown of Montr√©al for the Qu√©bec 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 ‚ėļÔłŹ. Hope to see March 4th!

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.

Best Documentary Award and New Screenings Announced

4 Sep

Best Documentary Laurel_smWe are very happy to announce that ‚ÄúTwo Soft Things, Two Hard Things‚ÄĚ 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.

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