Sophie Hyde – 52 Tuesdays
Watch ’52 Tuesdays’ director Sophie Hyde talk with Outfest on rethinking the label “queer filmmaker,” the challenges of filming over a year, and questioning how we live.Director Sophie Hyde on rethinking the label ‘queer filmmaker’, and the challenges of filming over a year, and questioning how we live.
Film Synopsis: Sixteen-year-old Billie (played by rising Australian star Tilda Cobham-Hervey) is blindsided by the news that her mother, James, is planning to transition from female to male and that, during this time, Billie will live at her father’s house. Billie and James agree to meet every Tuesday during their year apart. As James transitions and becomes less emotionally available, Billie covertly explores her own identity and sexuality with two older schoolmates, testing the limits of her own power, desire, and independence.
Jane Clark – Crazy Bitches
Writer / Director Jane Clark on choosing an awesome title, the challenges of filming on a farm (lamas!), and having a good time at the movies.
Film Synopsis: So what is the film is about, well 8 “crazy bitches” reunite for a weekend of gossip and girl-talk at a remote cabin in the woods. A few drinks into their weekend, they learn of a gruesome crime that occurred at their campsite. Dismissing it as a tall tale, the gang continues their celebration with red wine, hanky-panky and cat-fights – until one of them disappears. Wooooooooo…
Sandrine Orabona & Mark Herzog – Lady Valor: The Kristin Beck Story
Directors Sandrine Orabona & Mark Herzog have the cameras turned on them as they discuss what drew them to the project, challenges, and misconceptions.
Film Synopsis: Lady Valor: The Kristin Beck Story is about Kristin Beck was a tough male Navy SEAL assigned to the world’s most dangerous missions. Now, with bravery and no shortage of wartime scars, she’s embarking on her most difficult journey yet. Kristin discovers that living her truth publicly (starting with an appearance on “Anderson Cooper 360”) can be as much a challenge as any military manoeuvre she’s survived. Uplifting and powerful, this documentary skilfully weaves archival footage and interviews with friends and family alongside Kristin’s current travels.