Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Wow what a weekend!

The LA crowd is very loving and kind. The summit was a success and the Healing Ourselves workshop that I was a part of was a hit. I got some great footage so look for more oral histories and conference footage over the next few weeks. The goal is to produce a small 30 min tribute to those who worked behind the scenes and out in front with this years conference.

I did get to promote the film and made some connections with FTM Alliance, TGSF, Genderqueer Revolution, the Billy Defrank Center, Transgiving and LOTUS. I am sending a few preview copies out to these orgs and others for their library's.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Going to LA for the Leadership Summit

Well people, I am going to the 2nd Transgender Leadership Summit in LA on the 23rd of this month. I plan on doing more ethnographic interviews in the space between workshops. I am once again presenting the Healing Ourselves Through Activism workshop that everyone liked last year. It is nice having something to do during conferences besides attend the workshops. I am ecstatic that I will be able to continue the film project in LA with the help of TLC and the summit. Of course it is not without a price, I will have to leave my family behind in San Francisco to film the plenaries on Friday and Sunday for the summit.

One of the original subjects, Red Jordan Arobateau, suggested that I do the project in phases, Clocked Cycle One and so forth... I am more inclined to do Clocked: LA, Clocked: San Francisco and the like... This could get really big!

On another note, I am still waiting on the Frameline International LGBT Film Festival for word on whether or not Clocked had been admitted. I am fairly certain that it will be but Shelli keeps telling me not to count my chickens.