Queer Screen Film Fest Speed Networking event for filmmakers is on again.
Mingle with your fellow filmmakers and hear from special guest speakers listed below.
The event is completely free and open to filmmakers from every level.
Complimentary canapes are also provided.
Space is limited, so book below.
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|Zachary Booth - Actor - After Louie
Zachary Booth is an American actor. He appeared in several productions with the Peterborough Players before starring in What Goes On as openly gay teen Ethan and on FX's Damages, as Michael Hewes, the son of lawyer Patty Hewes (Glenn Close). Booth is a 2004 BFA graduate of the University of Michigan and appears in Mardi Gras Film Festival 2013 favourite Keep The Lights On and our opening night film for Queer Screen Film Fest 2017 After Louie.
|Daniielle Alexis - Actor/Model
As the first transgender Curve model to be signed by a modelling agency in Australia (Bella Management) and the first trans representative for an Australian automotive company as a Friend of Holden, Daniielle is blazing a trail for trans people in the public sphere and has been seen in such high profile shows such as Wentworth.
|Nils-Erik Ekblom - Director/Co-writer - Screwed
Nils-Erik Ekblom is a Finnish writer and director born in 1987. When he is not working on a film or running Ten Thousand Hearts with his long time collaborator Tom Norrgrann, he is working in marketing. In his previous films he has explored a wide range of subjects. Nightmare(2008) is a highly personal documentary about how sleep paralysis has shaped his entire persona.
This he co-directed with Marko S. Eronen. The The Ruined Eye (2010) explores the inexplicable violence directed towards a loved one, whileLove Between Storeys (2012) is a combination of memorable encounters he’s had with various people he’s only met once, but will never forget.
Screwed is his debut feature film as a Writer, Director and DOP.
|Marko S. Eronen - Co-producer - Screwed
The 33-year-old Marko S. Eronen is a Norwegian-Finnish filmmaker & entrepreneur born in Oslo, Norway. He started his filmmaking career as a 17-year-old intern at the local TV-station.
In 2005 he moved to Finland to study documentary film where he in 2007 co-directed the documentary Nightmare" together with Nils-Erik Ekblom. It was screened at various film festivals in Finland and in St. Petersburg. It was also shown on Finland’s public broadcasting company YLE.
Since 2010 he has been running his own one-man creative studio MSE Studio where he collaborates and develops his own creative projects. On the set of ’Screwed’ he also made sure that the cast and crew had time for hygge (Scandinavian for cosiness).
Screwed is his debut feature film as a Producer and First Assistant Director.
|David K. Johnson - Author - The Lavender Scare
David K. Johnson is an associate professor of history at the University of South Florida and an award-winning author. His first book, The Lavender Scare: The Cold War Persecution of Gays and Lesbians in the Federal Government, won both the Herbert Hoover and Randy Shilts book awards and has been made into a critically acclaimed documentary. He served as a consultant for the National Park Service and a contributor to its recent heritage survey LGBTQ America. He he has held fellowships at the National Humanities Center, the Smithsonian Institution, CUNY’s Center for LGBTQ Studies, and the Leather Archives. He is currently completing the book "Buying Gay: How Physique Entrepreneurs Helped Launch the Gay Movement."