The film Fox made to document his attendance at the Stonewall & Trans Activist meeting, on the 30th August 2014, has featured on Autostraddle & Pink News. Thanks to everyone who attended and shared their thoughts.
On Saturday 30th August 2014, Stonewall held a meeting with 50 trans people to discuss how to move things forward.
(The following is from Zoe’s blog post: complicity.co.uk/blog/2014/08/transstonewall-the-meeting/)
"The day was mostly about the how, rather than the what. What’s needed is something we all had experience of and Ruth outlined three options on the how, which formed the focus of the day.
1. Stonewall becomes fully LGBT. All Stonewall’s output is LGBT-inclusive, as is all their fundraising.
2. Stonewall does “a bit” of LGBT, but also supports the community in setting up a sibling organisation. For the first year or two, this would involve mentoring, initial fundraising and shared back-office (HR, IT) resources.
3. Stonewall does not do T. Instead, they gives grants to trans organisations.
There was also a number 4 on the list, which is simply “Stonewall is a better ally”. This wasn’t discussed because Stonewall have committed to do this anyway, as they feel comfortable that they don’t need a mandate just to Do The Right Thing.”
Thanks to everyone who chatted to me and to Ruth Hunt for being so awesome.
14 films will be released online in total starting with this one, Ayla. The remaining 11 will feature in a 45 minute show to be aired on Channel 4.
Thanks so much to everyone involved. These are very exciting times!
Amazing to think that three years ago we were on a massive documentary show My Transsexual Summer. Two years ago we decided to cut out the middlemen and start making films, mostly non-fiction. We’ve had success with BBC Fresh New Genderation and the mighty Patchwork project, with almost half to be aired on Channel 4 later this year.
Hey everyone, check out this piece on the All About Trans site about the Channel 4 launch event, plus all of our amazing contributors! Was an awesome night and the 25 films are going to be on slow release each week. Channel 4 are also going to be broadcasting some of them so STAY TUNED!
On the 31st July, 100+ people arrived at Channel 4, near Victoria, to celebrate the creation of 25 short My Genderation films for the Patchwork project, a collaboration between Lucy Tooth & All About Trans. We created these films over the past intensive 6 months. We showed an extensive trailer, as well as 8 out of the 25 films and a Q&A session with us, the creators, and the contributors as well. It was a fantastic opportunity to network and celebrate all our hard work. Since then, Lewis and I have been approached by a few different production companies wanting help and advise with gaining trust within the emerging trans* community. Lewis and I are in such a unique position, being trans* ourselves and having the empathy and skills to create such heartfelt content.
The last time we were both at Channel 4’s screening room was when we watched the first episode of My Transsexual Summer, just under 3 years ago. A lot has changed since then, for ourselves and for the trans* ‘movement’ in general. We are currently seeking an agent.
We did some extensive coverage of the first Trans* Pride March in Europe, as well as the 2nd Trans* Pride Brighton. Fox is on the Trans* Pride committee, and designed the logo, merchandise etc. Thanks to everyone who was involved in Trans* Pride Brighton, and we can’t wait for next year’s event!!
If you get a chance to pickup a copy (or view online) of Gscene magazine, you may notice there’s loads of lovely trans people in it!! Many of these fantastic individuals are also contributors to My Genderation / Patchwork. We are in the midst of editing these short films which will be available on 4OD and other sites in the next few months. Thanks so much to James Ledward (editor in chief of Gscene) for all his support in making this special trans focused issue. It means a lot to us!!
Over the past 6 months, we’ve been working with All About Trans on a project titled Patchwork. We’ve been meeting with 25 inspiring people, to create 25 short films, with All About Trans. Each short film features someone living in the UK, with passions, interests, upbringings, gender variance and experiences.
Each film focuses on the theme of support and celebration.
The films are destined for the All About Trans website, My Genderation website, 4OD, and a selection of them will be broadcast on Channel 4, over the next few months, hopefully with us presenting them.
What makes Patchwork entirely unique is that it’s created by trans people (with experience both sides of the camera) about trans people, for a much wider audience. We direct, film & edit all our films - and we work closely with our contributors throughout the editing process, keeping our message authentic and clear.
We hope you enjoy them as much as we enjoyed making them.
My Genderation Theme song by: Oliva Spleen & François Carle & Jerome Frulin
New press images courtesy of Alonglines just after our filming with 9 year old Kai, for the new My Genderation / Patchwork film project. A few of the images from the shoot will be part of a special Trans Pride July issue of Gscene.
My Genderation is an on-going documentary project exploring gender variance. Our films are unique, intimate, and insightful -- created by trans people, featuring other trans people, for a much wider audience. Directed, filmed & edited by Fox & Lewis (My Transsexual Summer, Ch4)