Pride Denied: Homonationalism and the Future of Queer Politics | color HD, documentary, 62 minutes, 2016 | director/producer/cinematographer/editor. Pride Denied explores topics such as homonationalism and pinkwashing in the context of the 2014 World Pride festival in Toronto, focusing on activist, artistic, and academic resistance to the mainstreaming and corporatization of LGBT politics. Distributed by Media Education Foundation and Vtape.
bodies and pleasures | color HD, experimental documentary/dual-channel installation, 13 minutes, 2016 | director/editor. Two women meet one afternoon for an exchange of pleasure, power, and care through a rope bondage session. Distributed by Vtape.
Corrupt | color HD, experimental video/installation, 4 minutes, 2015 | director/cinematographer/editor. Shot on November 25, 2014 in the wake of the police murders of Mike Brown and Eric Garner that sparked international protests against police violence, “Corrupt” is an experimental video culled from corrupted images taken at a Black Lives Matter protest in Toronto. Forthcoming from Vtape.
The Well | color HD, experimental narrative, 14 minutes, 2015 | writer/director/editor. Anna finds hot sex, but not the intimacy she is looking for, when she arrives at Jane’s house for a date. Distributed by Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre. Forthcoming from Indiepix.
Overpass | color HD, found footage documentary, 5 minutes, 2014 | writer/director/editor. Beginning with a seeming ordinary afternoon drive down a Los Angeles highway, “Overpass” weaves together intimate stories of histories of racial and domestic violence against the backdrop of the infamous OJ Simpson car chase in 1994. Distributed by Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre.
Trigger Warning: *rape | color HD, documentary, 16 minutes, 2014 | director, editor, cinematorgrapher. An intimate discussion between two women about their experiences as sexual assault survivors who were raped by female partners. Distributed by Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre.
The Insomniacs | Super 16mm color narrative film, 11 minutes, 2008 | writer/director/editor. A butch lesbian can’t sleep, so she goes to an Insomniacs Anonymous meeting and encounters the girl of her dreams. Distributed by Wolfe Video (on their DVD She Likes Girls 3).
FtF: Female to Femme | digital video documentary, 48 minutes, 2006 | co-director/co-editor with Elizabeth Stark. Envisioning more than it documents, FtF: Female to Femme celebrates femme dyke identities, combining farce and seduction with analysis and personal history. Distributed by Frameline Distribution. Watch online at Vimeo On Demand.
“Godspeed,” color HD1080i narrative film, 17 minutes, 2007 | producer, co-editor. A speed freak bike messenger who passes as a boy fights the world and his own lust for thrills to win the love of a stripper. Based on the novel Godspeed by Lynn Breedlove (St. Martin’s Press, 2002).
Street Haunting | 16mm b/w experimental film, 6 minutes, 2007 | writer/director. While working at her desk one afternoon, Virginia lets her mind wander through the streets of Los Angeles. Adapted from the Virginia Woolf essay of the same name.
Seven Questions about Desire | color digital video documentary, 26 minutes, 2006 | director/producer. Unedited and unscripted, “Seven Questions” is an intimate and explosive look at a relationship between two women.
Sigmund Freud: Professional Psychoanalyst | color super-8 mm narrative film, 6 minutes, 2005 | co-writer/co-director/co-editor with Jen Gilomen. A live-action animated film that imagines a day in the life of the infamous Freud as he works through his theories on homosexuality and repression with his patients, contemporary pop culture icons GI Joe, Ernie from Sesame Street, Barbie, and Tinkie Winkie (the purple “gay” teletubby).
A Conversation with Elizabeth’s Father | digital video documentary, 7 minutes, 2004 | director/editor. An interview with lesbian novelist Elizabeth Stark’s seventy-seven-year-old father overlays a visual investigation of his house as he faces the prospect of dying of lymphoma.
All About Me | 16mm color & b/w experimental film, 5 minutes, 1996 | writer/director/editor. This hybrid documentary troubles the concepts of memory, history, and truth while exploring childhood trauma and abuse through poetry, found footage, and performance.