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.


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



Playing Now On Air Canada Flights + More Screenings

1 Aug

20799138_10154600701437015_4582435487326203197_nOur documentary “Two 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 Montréal 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’s 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!

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!

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


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!

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