Filmmaker Spotlight: Kerri Cecil


What  was the inspiration for your film?

The inspiration actually came from watching Hulu’s Handmaids Tale (season 1). It made me sick to see that they completely wrote off LGBTQ people fighting back. I always visualized us out there fighting back if they came for us in the night, so I wrote a story where a trans woman does just that, fights back. Plus we trans and GNC  people have never had a superhero on the big screen so I wanted to fix that as well. I am currently writing the feature film version of this short film.

What is one thing you’ve learned from making your film?

One thing I learned was making films is a lot more expensive then originally thought. Also that directing is a dance we have with our cast and crew.

What is the future of trans/gender-nonconforming filmmaking?

I think it is time to show how powerful we are in the community. We are superhero, leaders and we won’t take their shit any more. I have always been drawn to stories of powerful women taking a stand and now I want to tell those stories with a trans story line. Not about our transitions, thats so played out, but about what we do in the face of opposition and hate.

Name 3 of your all-time favorite films.

The Matrix, Underworld, and Wonder Woman.

Directed by Kerri Cecil
PROGRAM 3 – Sat, Nov 10, 2018 at 9pm
Roxie Theater

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