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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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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!

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.

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.

MKW Talks to Queens About RuPaul’s All Stars – Season 2

22 Jul

During Toronto Pride this year, I got the opportunity to talk to Bianca Del Rio, Chi Chi DevayneDerrick Barry, Kim Chi and BenDeLaCreme about who they are cheering for in the upcoming RuPaul’s All Stars Drag Race – Season 2. Check it out below and stay tuned for more videos from pride including more of RuPaul himself.

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.

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