2019 Films

Films from ClexaCon’s 2019 Film Festival

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Shorts

Alice and Iza

In Attendance: Christin Baker, Bridget MacManus, Guinevere Turner, Mandahla Rose, Karman Kregloe

Director: Christin Baker
Writer: Bridget McManus

Cast: Guinevere Turner, Mandahla Rose, Bridget McManus, Karman Kregloe, Fran Nichols, Ali Leibegott, Chole Curran, Amber Gray, Jibz Cameron

Synopsis:
A buttoned up divorcee (Guinevere Turner) has a chance encounter with a free spirited younger woman (Mandahla Rose).

Website: www.tellofilms.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/TelloFilms
Instagram: https://instagram.com/TelloFilms
Facebook: https://facebook.com/TelloFilms

AU


Director/Writer:
Nicole Allan

Producer: Maya Korn

Cast: Dana Kreitz, Leah Kreitz, Jessica Nahikian

Synopsis:
AU stands for Alternate Universe. When Syd fears her twin sister will abandon her for a new girlfriend, she uses her scientific invention, a portal to another universe, to finally take control of her life. But will she go too far for her sister?

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/authefilm

Becoming Leela

Director: Jana Eleanor Bruckner
Writer: Naomi Beukes-Meyer

Cast:
Naomi Beukes-Meyer, Birgit Stauber

Synopsis
:
Becoming Leela is a coming of age story of a closeted yet feisty teenager, Leela, living with her high-handed all knowing mother who wants her daughter to fit herself into social gender expectations. Rejecting all of her mother’s opinions, Leela looks forward to leaving her home in Delhi to go to university in the west with her secret girlfriend where she could be free of all that limits her. Things don’t work out according to Leela’s plan, yet finds herself in Toronto on her own with a chance at a new life. In her new world she is confronted with the losses she has had to bear to get a chance at a different life. In her quest for freedom, she finds a new connection to her mother and a home in herself.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Becoming-Leela-188085988549096

Cake

Director/Writer: Anne Hu
Producer: Victoria Negri

Cast:
Daniella Rabbani, Thomas Dane, Anne Hu

Synopsis:
Eliza, a bisexual woman, tries to explore her sexuality within her marriage with her husband Thomas by surprise ordering a seemingly human female sex robot. But the sex robot is not the cure-all she had hoped for. Be careful what you wish for.

Website: http://www.cakethefilm.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thefilmcake/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/cakethefilm

Care

Director: April A. Wilson
Writer: Donna Choo
Producer: Zoe Sua Cho

Cast:
Kim Miyori, Rosemary Thomas, Sabra Williams

Synopsis:
At an assisted living facility the last thing Bea and Rose expect, is to fall in love but in doing so redefine expectations of life, love, and commitment. 

Getting Started

In Attendance: Andrea Meyerson

Writer/Director: Andrea Meyerson
Producers: Jennifer Kriz, Andrea Meyerson, Susan Solman

Cast: Dreya Weber, Susan Solman, Dalila Ali Rajah, Jennifer Kriz, Joey Rich, Suzanne Westenhoefer, Gloria Bigelow, Sweet Baby Jai

Synopsis:
After meeting online, Tori and Joy finally have their first date. Chemistry ensues immediately, but will their mutual attraction be enough to overcome some of the challenges presented?

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Getting-Started-503772256651320/

Girl Talk

Director: Erica Rose
Writer: Erica Rose
Producer: Chelsea Moore

Cast: Hannah Hodson, Kea Trevett, Alia Guidry, Erica Pappas, and Diane Chen

Synopsis:
Girl Talk is a film centered around the complexities of sex, love and intimacy through the lens of Mia, a young and queer identified protagonist. The film redefines the queer narrative. Girl Talk is about the in-between. It is not the coming out story, it’s not about a secret affair, no one dies at the end. We’re showing queer stories that are happening now, that represent the stories we’ve experienced and the stories of our young urban queer community. In the film, we follow Mia as she explores the disparity between emotional and physical intimacy, coming to a head when she meets an intriguing couple.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/girltalkthefilm/
Instagram: www.instagram.com/girl_talk_film

Happenstance

In Attendance: Jeanette Sears

Director: Jeanette Sears
Writer: Nicole Solomon, Jeanette Sears

Cast: Ruthellen Cheney, Michelle Herring, Kitty Ostapowicz, Katie Hartman

Synopsis:
After a terrible date set up from her roommate, June is focused on enjoying her commutes around the city and beating the NYC summer heat. Although she’s determined, one day June finds herself needing a helping hand from a familiar face in a city of millions. When her roommate follows up with another date idea, June already has plans.

Heather Has Four Moms

Director: Jeanette Buck
Writer: Rani Deighe Crowe

Cast: Holly Twyford, Susan Rome, Vanessa Bradcchulis, Tanya Baskin, Kristen Popham, Usman Ishaq

Synopsis:
When Heather decides to lose her virginity for her 15th birthday, Mom’s wife must convince Mom, and Mom’s ex, and Mom’s ex’s partner that it’s time for Heather to have “the talk”. Which mom is ready to help Heather make a big decision? It’s a mother-daughter story. Times four.

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/251206398
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HeatherHasFourMomsshortfilm/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/HeatherH4Moms

I Think Our Moms Are Gay


Director/Writer: Lisa Franklin

Cast: Eleanor Greene, Emmet Hawkins

Synopsis:
Best friends Eleanor and Emmett spend the summer investigating whether or not their mothers are having an affair.

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/lrfranks
Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/mytwolesbianants

If This Is Wrong

In Attendance: Chelsea Woods & Franzeska Dickson

Director: Chelsea Woods
Writer: Chelsea Woods & Franzeska Dickson

Cast: Cherish Duke, Katie Kerr and Diana Toshiko

Synopsis:
When it comes to primetime television’s most homoerotic buddy cop series, it would be hard to find a more obsessed fan than Maria. Black, queer and a lifelong geek with a love for slash fanfiction, Maria’s deepest passion is the show Bay City and the work of a mysterious fic writer who seems to understand what it’s like to feel like an outsider. But in real life, Maria finds little empathy from her best friend Anna. In her opinion, all Bay City represents is another case of network queerbaiting and a distraction that holds back Maria from pursuing relationships outside of her laptop. Maria hopes a trip to the coffee shop that inspired her favorite writer’s newest fic might help her bring Anna into the fold.

Website: http://www.ifthisiswrong.com

Italian 101

In Attendance: Emily Gutierrez, Alex Vatour

Director/Writer: Emily Gutierrez

Cast: Alex Vatour, Cassandra Williams

Synopsis:
Jen, a shy university student, falls for her cool and confident classmate, Riley. When partnered up for a class project, Jen must decide whether or not she can gather up the courage to ask Riley out on a date.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/emiliana_g

Life At Home

In Attendance: Sierra Schepmann, Alyssa Appleton

Director/Writer/Producer: Sierra Schepmann

Cast:
Sierra Schepmann, Alyssa Appleton

Synopsis:

Riley and Zoey are committed to each other, but Riley struggles to commit to making a life changing decision. A love letter to a partner deciding to transition.

Light In Dark Places

In Attendance: Lagueria Davis

Director/Writer: Lagueria Davis

Cast: Brea Grant, Benita K Nall, Virtic Brown

Synopsis:
A mother makes a shocking discovery when she’s left to pack up her daughter’s house after a tragic car accident.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LightInDarkPlacesFilm/

Other Loving

In Attendance: Dalila Ali Rajah, Lise Angelaica Johnson, Nicole Pacent, Clarissa Thibeaux

Director/Writer: Lise Angelica Johnson
Producer: Lise Angelica Johnson, Dalila Ali Rajah

Cast:
Nicole Pacent, Clarissa Thibeaux, Matt Pascua

Synopsis:
Melissa Simmons has it all. She lives in a quirky, yet beautiful home near Lake Merritt in Oakland, CA. She’s surrounded by art, and most importantly, she has love that’s stable and passionate, at the same time. So when her lover breaks the news that he’s leaving, Melissa’s life is thrown into chaos. It’s there she discovers unconditional love in an unexpected place.

Website: https://www.liquidthoughtproductions.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OtherLovingtheShort
Twitter: https://twitter.com/OtherLoving

Spencer

In Attendance:  Samantha Chase

 

Director: Samantha Chase
Writers: Samantha Chase & Lenny Freeman

Cast: 
Lenny Freeman, Star McCann, Matt Jordan

 

Synopsis:
While at a family dinner Spencer and their mother confess personal secrets to each other.

The Date

In Attendance: Emmalie El Fadli
Director:
Emmalie El Fadli
Writers: Emmalie El Fadli, Hansof Waller
Producer: Mark Owen

Cast: Miriam O’Brien, Claire Cartwright

Synopsis:
Lizzy and Olivia might be total opposites when it comes to careers and dress sense BUT they do have one thing in common… they both swiped ‘right’ on each other. After swiping right, the two hit it off almost immediately but there’s still one thing left to do…meet.

Website: https://www.thedatelesmovie.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/thedatelesmovie
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thedatelesbianfilm/

Tomato & Eggs

In Attendance: Nicole Tay and Kelia J. Brown

Director: Nicole Tay and Tina Xu

Writer: Nicole Tay
Producer: Mark Owen

Cast: Celia Au, Fenton Li

Synopsis:
Lisa (Celia Au) is a queer Chinese American woman who plans to marry her long-term girlfriend. As Lisa navigates the trans-generational challenges of telling her father Yun (Fenton Li), other secrets will test the bounds of family and culture.

 

Women: Beyond Labels

In Attendance: Julie Vaillancourt

Director: Julie Vaillancourt
Original idea: Julie Antoine
Music: Jean-Yves Cardin

Synopsis:
At a time when the LGBTQ+ community wants to be more inclusive of the various identities, the RLQ/QLN – Quebec Lesbian Network wishes to put forward the realities of sexually diverse women. This short experimental film highlights the complexity of this reflection.

Website: http://rlq-qln.ca/fr/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RLQQLN
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/RLQ_QLN/

Feature Films

Freelancers Anonymous

81 mins

In Attendance: Lisa Cordileone, Sonia Sebastian, Haviland Stillwell

Director: Sonia Sebastian
Writers: Amy Dellagiarino & Lisa Cordileone
Producers: Lisa Cordileone, Amy Dellagiarino & Sonia Sebastian, Eugene Sun Park, Full Spectrum Features

Cast: Alexandra Billings, Lisa Cordileone, Natasha Negovanlis, Jennifer Bartels, Mouzam Makkar, Amy Shiels and Megan Cavanagh. Haviland Stillwell

Synopsis:
Freelancers Anonymous is a quick-paced comedy feature about a group of women who come together to launch a tech start-up company. The story follows Billie who, on impulse, quits her soul-sucking office job and is left to figure out “now what?” She meets a ragtag group of women who are also looking for employment, and is struck with the idea of cultivating their skills to create an app for freelancers

Website: https://www.freelancersanonymousmovie.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/freelancersanonymous/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/FreelancersAnonymous
Twitter:  http://www.twitter.com/FA_themovie

Good Kisser

82 mins

EXCLUSIVE SNEAK PREVIEW!

In Attendance: Wendy Jo Carlton, Anne T. Hanson, Gina Mainwal, Kari Alison Hodge, Rachel Paulson and Julia Eringer

Director/Writer: Wendy Jo Carlton
Producers: Gina Mainwal, Anne T. Hanson, Danny Tayara

Cast: Kari Alison Hodge, Rachel Paulson, Julia Eringer, Courtney McCullough, Carter Rodriguez

Synopsis:
Jenna agrees to a sexy weekend fling with her materialistic girlfriend Kate and the worldly Mia, but as the night unfolds, Jenna notices discomfiting details about them, as the love triangle starts to crack.

Website: https://www.goodkissermovie.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/goodkissermovie/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/goodkissermovie/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/goodkissermovie

Lez Bomb

90 mins

Writer/Director: Jenna Laurenzo
Executive Producer: Bobby Farrelly
Producers: Martin Sprock, Rob Moran, and Ryan R. Johnson of Sprockefeller Pictures

Cast: Cloris Leachman, Bruce Dern, Kevin Pollak, Steve Guttenberg, Rob Moran, Elaine Hendrix, Jenna Laurenzo, Caitlin Mehner, Brandon Micheal Hall, Deirdre O’Connell and Kevin Kane

Synopsis:
LezBomb is a multigenerational comedy of errors featuring a young woman(Lauren) who comes home for Thanksgiving with some life changing news. Little does Lauren know, the eccentric cast of characters that make up her extended family have their own stirring surprises as well. The result is a hilarious series of events forcing the family to come together in what amounts to the most unceremonious of holidays. As it turns out, there is no good time to drop the Lez Bomb.

Website: http://www.lezbombmovie.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lezbombmovie
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lezbombmovie/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/LezBombMovie

Two in the Bush: A Love Story 

97 mins

In Attendance: Laura Madalinski, Sarah Mitchell

Director: Laura Madalinski
Writer: Kelly Haas and Laura Madalinski
Producer: Brittany Wagner

Cast: Sarah Mitchell, Travis Delgado, Caitlin Aase, Melissa DuPrey

Synopsis:
After losing her job, Emily arrives home early from work to find her girlfriend in the throes of passion with someone else. In an instant, her entire life is turned upside down. Moving in with her best friend, Emily lands a new gig working for a dominatrix, and promptly falls for her new boss, and her boss’s boyfriend.

In this wise and witty look at the world of bisexuality, polyamory and dungeons, filmmaker Laura Madalinski asks us to consider what risks are worth taking for love.

Website: http://www.twointhebushfilm.com/
Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/2inthebushfilm
Twitter: https://twitter.com/2inthebushfilm

United We Fan

97 mins

Director/Writer: Michael Sparaga
Producer: Michael Sparaga, Joel Roff

Synopsis:
An exploration of the history and evolution of television ‘save our show’ fan campaigns from the letter writing and product mail-in campaigns of yesterday, to the social media and crowdfunding campaigns of today. Featuring interviews with fans alongside the stars and creators of the shows they fought to save, United We Fan is “a valentine to the communities that form, online and otherwise, around their passion for beloved characters and compelling storytelling” (Matt Roush, TV Insider) 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/unitedwefandoc
Twitter: https://twitter.com/unitedwefandoc

Web Series

BIFL: The Series

In Attendance: Amber Rivera, Daren Taylor, Kelsey O’Regan, Anisha Adusumilli, Mandahla Rose, Haviland Stillwell, Jill Rivera, Jennifer Hook, Andrea Nelson

Director: Daren Taylor
Writer: Kelsey O’Regan
Producer: Amber Rivera

Cast: Anisha Adusumilli, Andrea Nelson, Mandahla Rose, Elizabeth Peterson, Michael Sasaki, Philip Orazio, Christopher Dietrick , Haviland Stillwell

Synopsis:
Jill is a little in love with her best friend Chloe and a little terrified to say anything to her about it, even though their roommate Sarah is both convinced that the feelings are mutual and sick to death of waiting for one of them to make a move. When the gang’s New Year’s Eve party ends with one hook-up, one not-quite-hookup, and one not-quite-breakup, everyone is left re-examining what they thought they knew about themselves and each other.

Website: www.BIFLtheseries.com
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bifltheseries/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/BIFLseries
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BIFLseries/

Centered

In Attendance: Gaby Dixon & Ashlyn Hughes

Director: Gaby Dixon & Ashlyn Hughes

Writer: Gaby Dixon & Ashlyn Hughes

Cast: Gaby Dixon, Ashlyn Hughes, Damon Royster, Tina Arfaee, Shelby Plummer

Synopsis:
Darby, a queer woman fresh out of rehab for alcohol abuse and unwilling to take life seriously, is assigned to a women’s outpatient therapy group where she finds herself among a quirky, diverse group of women whose evolving relationships with each other help Darby gradually understand that quitting drinking was only the first step and recovery takes effort.

Official Website: https://www.centeredwebseries.com/
Instagram: @centeredwebseries
Twitter: @centeredseries
Facebook: @centeredseries

Dyke Central

Special screening of the hit Web Series!

In Attendance: Giovannie Espiritu & Ashlei Shyne

Writer/Director/Producer: Florencia Manóvil
Associate Producers: Giovannie Espiritu, Ashlei Shyne, Dalila Ali Rajah
Cast: Tai Rockett, Giovannie Espiritu, Carla Pauli, Comika Hartford, Mahasin Munir, Tom Paul, Andre Le Blanc, Amelia Mae Paradise, Ashlei Shyne, Rain Dove, Dalila Ali Rajah, D’Lo, Therese Garcia

Synopsis:
Dyke Central is a comedic drama centered around masculine-of-center Oakland roommates Alex and Gin. The first season sees Gin learning about herself as she flutters from woman to woman, while Alex attempts to sustain her seemingly-stable relationship with girlfriend Jackie, in the face of new life options. Surrounded by a diverse group of loving friends dealing with their own challenges, Alex and Gin struggle with staying true to themselves in a queer world ripe with opportunity.

Official Website: https://www.dykecentral.com/
Instagram: @DykeCentral
Twitter: @DykeCentral
Facebook: @DykeCentral

Functional

(In Attendance: Cheska Bacaltos Masongsong, Alyssa Perez, Ines Ware, Cory Xenos, Daniel Luna, Doni Masongsong, Jacob Barnes)

Director: Cheska Bacaltos Masongsong
Writer: Daniel Luna

Cast: Alyssa Perez, Daniel Luna, Ines Ware, Jacob Barnes

Synopsis:
Guillermo and Jazmyne are two best friends looking to find success and acceptance with the little resources (and sobriety) they have.  Functional is a new web series that focuses on topics within the LGBTQ+ and Latinx community highlighting the highs and lows that the modern world has to offer.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FunctionalSeries/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/functionalserie
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/functionalseries/

Gal Pals

In Attendance: Kallie Tenney, Sarah Soderquist, Katy Erin, Katie Stoddard, Skarlett Redd

Writers/Directors: Kallie Tenney and Sarah Soderquist

Cast: Katie Stoddard, Skarlett Redd, Anna Wyatt & Katy Erin

Synopsis:
GAL PALS is a comedy that follows the interwoven lives of young LGBT women living in Los Angeles. Season One follows a young woman, whose self-destructive game of cat and mouse suddenly comes to a halt when she starts falling for one of her seemingly straight targets.

Official Website: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPKwOERL5FQE0ef8ksnCxaQ
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/galpalsseries/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/galpalsseries

Kait & Nic

In Attendance: Kaitlyn Krieg and Nicole Lee


Writers/Producers: Kaitlyn Krieg and Nicole Lee
Director: Kaitlyn Krieg

Cast: Nicole Lee, Kaitlyn Krieg,Emily Johnson, Talia Page

Synopsis:
Kait & Nic is a four-episode web series chronicling two queer, best friends and their experiences navigating the NYC dating scene. Kait is a shy lesbian who suffers from anxiety and depression. Nic is a gregarious bisexual with over-the-top notions about romance

Official Website: https://www.youtube.com/c/KaitNicSeries
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Kait_NicSeries

I Put the Bi in Bitter

In Attendance: Kelley Zincone, Dannah Elizabeth, Marin Lepore, Rhema Srihartiti

Writer/Director: Marin Lepore
Producers: Kelley Zincone, Dannah Elizabeth, Marin Lepore

Cast: Rhema Srihartiti, Rhianna DeVries, Evangelina Kisa, Tracy Medberry, Bodhi Rader, Brian McGee, Leah Keiser, Joshua Hunt, Bren Thor

Synopsis:
After coming to terms with her bisexuality, Sam attempts to come out and start fresh Junior year, but still struggles to deal with constant heteronormativity.

Made entirely by a group of women, WLW, and WOC in leading creative positions, “I Put the Bi in Bitter” is a fun and lighthearted comedy that deals with the universal themes of expression, friendship and crushes, and those awkward moments of trying to survive high school.

Official Website: https://www.sadgirlproductions.com/iputthebiinbitter
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SadGirlProductions/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sadgirlprods/

Love Language

In Attendance: Rebecca Shoptaw, Abbie Bosworth

Writer/Producer/Director: Rebecca Shoptaw
Composer: Abbie Bosworth
Cast: Mia Fowler, Vivian Dang, P.D., and Aïssa Guindo

Synopsis:
“Love Language” is an anthology web series of 26 LGBTQ+ short films, each inspired by a word starting with one letter of the alphabet. The films follow six intertwining love stories, which work together to form a sort of “dictionary” of all the ways we communicate our feelings without words.

Website: http://rebeccashoptaw.com/love-language
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/somethingcoolproductions

Passage: The Series

In Attendance: Christin Baker, Hillary Esquina, Nicole Pacent, Mandahla Rose, Jaclyn Chessen

Director: Christin Baker
Writer: Hillary Esquina
Cast: Shannan Leigh Reeve, Mandahla Rose, Nicole Pacent, Ian Ampoyo, and Kitty Swink

Synopsis:
Janus Agent Ali Prader is a top paranormal operative for a secret division called Caelus within the government. They rely on her special capabilities to handle the different situations which can arise from interacting with paranormal entities. As a veteran and a mom, Ali is able to balance her professional and personal life – that is until she starts to unravel a thread that opens the door to a new crucial shift in power.

Official Website: http://www.tellofilms.com
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/passagetheseries/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/passage_series

Queering

In Attendance: Leticia De Bortoli

Writer/Director:  Letícia De Bortoli
Cast: Sophia Grasso, Susan Gallagher, Diana Oh

Synopsis:
When Harper is ready to live the best phase of her lesbian life, the tables turn when her mom unexpectedly comes out as queer.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/queeringwebseries/

Riley Parra: Season 2

In Attendance: Christin Baker, Carolyn Ratteray, Liz Vassey

Director: Christin Baker
Writer: Geonn Cannon
Cast: Marem Hassler, Liz Vassey, Carolyn Ratteray, Marina Sirtis, Maeve Quinlan, Vaughn Armstrong, Whitney Mixter

Synopsis:
Riley Parra grew up in the bad part of town, the crime-ridden No Man’s Land. Now, as a cop in a corrupt department, she strives to make sure the rough streets she left behind aren’t forgotten. In Season 1, the case leads her to the discovery that No Man’s Land is a battleground between angels and demons, and she’s the only chance of defeating evil, Riley chooses to accept the title of Champion for Good. She also loses her partner on the force but finds a partner in life. In Season 2, Riley gets a new partner and discovers who is the Champion for the Demons.

Official Website: http://www.tellofilms.com
Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/tellofilms  & http://www.instagram.com/RileyParra
Twitter: https://twitter.com/tellofilms & https://twitter.com/Riley_Parra

The Centre – Another Day in Paradise

Director: Jana Eleanor Bruckner
Writer: Naomi Beukes-Meyer

Cast:
Naomi Beukes-Meyer, Birgit Stauber

Synopsis:
Dr. Jessi has to find a way to tell her Partner, Leoni, that she is considering joining Doctors without Borders again in Namibia, after a letter arrives from the hospital.

Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/thecentreepisode3/

TWENTY A Webseries

In Attendance: Lily Richards & Caitlin Combe

Director/Writer: Lily Richards
Producer: Caitlin Combe

Cast: Lily Richards, Alessa Esparza, Lauren Ruth Ward, Kathy Dorn, Taylor Bennett, Sarah Doerner, Sarah Youngblood

Synopsis:
Twenty follows the story of Maya, her girlfriend Catalina, and her group of eclectic friends as they navigate careers, love, and life in their early twenties.

Website: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCrG17QZC5Fp3HFcCMI1CCQ
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/twentythewebseries
Twitter: https://twitter.com/twentytheseries
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/twentythewebseries/

Unqualified

In Attendance: Mia Naipaul & Barb Willis

Writer: Mia Naipaul
Co-Directors: Mia Naipaul, Rocco Shapiro

Cast: Mia Naipaul, Satya Polisetti, Barb Willis, Katya Timokhina

Synopsis:
Mia (protagonist) finds herself in an unbelievable situation.

Website: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqsGKtI1OhH68PEwX9D7A0Q/featured
Twitter: https://twitter.com/MiaNaipaul
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mianaipaul/?hl=en

Music Videos

Better Things To Do

In Attendance: Teresa Tuan, Calliope Desenberg

Synopsis:
A detective has to decide between doing her job and following her heart. San Francisco’s fog (aka “Karl the Fog” @karlthefog) has been stolen by her ex-girlfriend – a notorious thief with a passion for stealing famous objects from around the world. “Better Things To Do” is a joyous homage to ‘90s childhood, gay roots, and the one that got away.

Writer / Director: Jared Swanson
Writer / Producer: Teresa Tuan
Music: Oh The Nerve

Cast: Teresa Tuan, Kelly Carillo, Alena Coons

Wedding Dress

In Attendance: Jaclyn Chessen, Anjela Vega, Anthony Perdoza

Synopsis:
Wedding Dress was written for a pair of brides whose parents would not attend their wedding. The song was performed by Anthony of Fellow Robot for the father daughter dance. Because the father didn’t come, the bride danced with her brother, Jason.

Directed By Jaclyn Chessen and Anjela Vega
Written and Recorded by Fellow Robot
Produced by Anthony Pedroza and Luis Renteria
Mixed by Luis Renteria at BF Studios in Long Beach, Ca
Mastered by Brian Frederick at Hybrid Studios in Santa Ana, Ca
Video shot and edited by Jaclyn Chessen of To-Enfro Productions
Featuring Ann Louis Thaiss on Lead Vocals

Texas Annie: The Legend of the Moan Ranger

In attendance: Jennifer Howd, Ross Mihalko

Synopsis:
The Legend of the Moan Ranger” tells the musical tale of a renegade dildo runner in Texas when sex toys are declared illegal.

Director: Jennifer Howd
Writers: Jennifer Howd, Ross Mihalko, John Woods
Producers: Jennifer Howd, Ariel Benarroch
Cast: Jazzy Byner

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TexasAnnieMusical
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/texasanniemusical

QWOCMAP (Queer Women of Color Media Arts Project)

Adrift in Sunset

In Attendance: Narissa Lee

Director: Narissa Lee

Synopsis:
A mother afflicted with Alzheimer’s is Adrift in Sunset while her daughter learns to weave her own fate.

A Love Letter to Queer Black Womyn

Director/Writer: Bree McDaniel

Synopsis:
A Love Letter to Queer Black Womyn vanquishes trauma on a journey toward healing.

Bi/Black/Body/Bliss

Director/Writer: Misia Denéa

Synopsis:
Bi/Black/Body/Bliss is a blazing emblem for plus-sized, queer, African/Indigenous ancestry often rejected by the world.

Call to Prayer

Directors/Writers: Sarah O’Neal & Tia Jackson

Synopsis:
For a young Muslim woman and her Christian friend, a benevolent Call To Prayer becomes a beacon for healing.

Introspection

Director/Writer: Jay Roque

Synopsis:
A mother and daughter duo take an uncertain journey toward acceptance in Introspection.

Mala Fama

Directors/Writers: Natalie Contreras & Vreni Castillo

Synopsis:
The women who destroy the patriarchy are as dangerous as lightning.

Que Siga La Cumbia

Director/Writer: Candy Guinea

Synopsis:
Queer and trans people sanctify public space amidst gentrification in Que Siga La Cumbia.


Supa Gallo Pinto

Director/Writer: Alma Herrera-Pazmino

Synopsis:
When the world is full of despair, the buoyant passion of Supa Gallo Pinto saves the day.


Take Care

Director/Writer: Jay Gash

Synopsis:
Three heroic queer women of color affirm mind, body, and spirit to Take Care of themselves.


The Spores They Left Us

Director: Jazmín Calderón

Synopsis:
Colonizers must beware of our sonoluminescent bruja ancestors.


Un Buen Día

In attendance: Raquel N. López & Roberta Lee

Directors/Writers: Raquel N. López & Roberta Lee

Synopsis:
Determined not to let anything get in her way, a daredevil queer Latina leaps over obstacles in Un Buen Día.