CAST

Marsha P. Johnson: Mya Taylor (Tangerine)

Sylvia Rivera: Eve Lindley (All We Had, Mr. Robot)

 Junior: Grace Dunham (GIRLS, Tiny Furniture)

with appearances by

Cherno Biko, Rios O'Leary-Tagiuri,

Stefanie Rivera, Gabriel Foster, Miss Egyptt, Jimmy Camicia, Jay Toole and more. 

 
Reina Gossett and Sasha Wortzel

Reina Gossett and Sasha Wortzel

FILMMAKERS
 

Reina Gossett (Writer, Director, Producer) is a black trans woman who has been archiving and spotlighting the lives of Sylvia Rivera and Marsha P Johnson throughout her work including membership director of the Sylvia Rivera Law Project and as an artist and writer. While writing the script Reina drew from her relationships and interviews with those who knew Sylvia and Marsha best.  Reina’s writing has been featured in Barnard College’s The Scholar & Feminist Online, Captive Genders: Trans Embodiment & The Prison Industrial Complex, Post Post Script Press and Randy Magazine. Reina blogs at reinagossett.com.

Sasha Wortzel (Writer, Director, Producer) is an artist, filmmaker and educator working primarily in time-based media. Her work explores the politics of space in relation to race, gender, and queer desire. She has recently presented work at the Berlin International Film Festival, Doc NYC, Outfest LA, Newfest, Tribeca Interactive, Leslie Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, A.I.R. Gallery, Cooper Gallery and the Guggenheim Lab. Her work has been supported by the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, Art Matters and the Astraea Foundation’s Global Arts Fund. With Gossett, she was a 2012-2013 fellow of filmmaker Ira Sach's Queer/Art/Mentorship. She received her MFA from Hunter College. Learn more here.


TEAM

Matthew Shields (Producer)  is an independent producer and founder of the production company Zeit Films, which focuses on empowering underrepresented voices in the film community.  He is the Co-Producer of Caliban Pictures’ inaugural feature The Secret Life of Me (2016) and has produced and executive produced several shorts including Frances Bodomo’s Afronauts (2014) which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and has gone on to screen at the 2014 Berlinale, AFI Fest, and New Directors/ New Films. Matthew received a B.A. from Columbia University where he studied modern visual culture and was the recipient of the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship, the John W. Kluge Scholarship and the German Consular Book Award.

Luisa Conlon (Producer) is a media producer based in Los Angeles and New York. She most recently produced Five Star, directed by Keith Miller. Five Star premiered at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival, where it won the award for Best Editing in a Narrative Feature and went on to premiere internationally in the Venice Days section of the 71st Venice Film Festival. Luisa also served as Associate Producer on Gillian Robespierre's feature comedy Obvious Child ( A24 Films), produced by Elisabeth Holm and starring Jenny Slate.

Zackary Drucker (Consulting Producer) is an independent artist, cultural producer, and trans woman, who breaks down the way we think about gender, sexuality and seeing. She has performed and exhibited her work internationally in museums, galleries, and film festivals including the Whitney Biennial 2014, MOMA PS1, Hammer Museum, Art Gallery of Ontario, and Luis De Jesus Los Angeles, among others. She is a producer on the Golden Globe winning TV show Transparent. She is a Taurus and lives in LA.

 


Arthur Jafa (Cinematographer) is an artist, filmmaker, and cinematographer. He is the director of Slowly This (1995), Tree (1999), and Deshotten 1.0 (2009). His cinematographic work includes Daughters of the Dust (1991), for which he won the cinematography award at Sundance Film Festival in 1992; John Akomfrah’s Seven Songs for Malcolm X (1993); and Crooklyn (1994), directed by Spike Lee. His writing on black cultural politics has appeared in various publications such as Black Popular Culture and Everything But the Burden. His work is also included in the Whitney Museum of American Art's permanent collection.


Gigi Rose Gray (Production Designer) is an illustrator, fine artist, and production deisgner. Her work can be seen at www.gigirosegray.com. Follow her on instagram and twitter at @gigirosegray.

Kaitlyn Darby (Art Director) is a freelance set designer, visual artist, and works in the art department on film & tv productions in New York City and Los Angeles. More of her work at www.kaitlyndarby.com


Melissa Vargas (Costume Designer) is a New York based costume designer, stylist, seamstress. Learn more about Melissa's work at www.melissa-vargas.com

Malcolm Cuthbert (Hair Designer) was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. He received his cosmetology license from Carsten Institute in New York city and trained under greats such as Jimmy Paul, Guido Palau and Lena Ott. He has participated in New York and Paris fashion weeks and Vogue magazine. He currently works at Suite Caroline salon in SoHo, NYC.


Cecilia Delgado (Editor is a Brooklyn-based editor and assistant director. As an editor, her work has screened at several festivals, including Sundance, SXSW, and BAMCinemafest. As an AD, her resume includes feature films (HOLLIDAYSBURG, 5 DOCTORS, UNTITLED LAKE LUCILLE PROJECT) independent TV series (LIFE SUCKS), as well as short films and commercials. Cecilia is Brazilian/ Venezuelan and is a graduate of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. 

Geo Wyeth (Composer) is a musician and artist, currently working with music, performance, installation, and video. Presented at LA MOCA, The New Museum, MoMA PS1, New York Live Arts, The Studio Museum in Harlem, Boston ICA, Kate Werble Gallery, La MaMa Theatre, Human Resources, The Pyramid Club, and Joe's Pub. They are currently in residence at the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten for the years 2015/2016 in Amsterdam and a candidate for an MFA in Fine Art from Bard College.