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Michael DeBow is a single father to a young queer teen, but when his son disappears, he seeks the help of a psychic to locate his missing son.


Director Biography - Edmund Savage


Edmund Savage is an independent filmmaker, advocate, and graduate of Towson University. This year, Edmund has worked on productions for HBO and Amazon Prime Video, interned at Uplift Works, a media/production company based in their hometown of Baltimore, and currently assists with programming for the Maryland Film Festival (MdFF).


With a passion for producing, directing, and writing, Edmund has produced short films screened throughout the DMV along with L.A. and Chicago, received the Raft Woodus Social Activist Award for their advocacy work for marginalized students within higher education, and recently won best LGBT short for their directorial debut, 'Oracle' at DMOFF.


While at TU Edmund worked at TU's Center for Student Diversity and served as a co-coordinator for an LGBTQIA+ group called In The Life. They are heavily influenced by their advocacy work and continue to support grassroot organizations/initiatives that directly assist Black people, LGBTQ+ folx, people living with HIV, and other oppressed groups.


Edmund's goal as a filmmaker is to create and share authentic stories by centering the experiences of diverse communities. With their leadership from previous sets and work with Queer Trans People of Color (QTPOC), Edmund seeks to show the impact of homelessness for many Queer youth through 'Oracle'.


Director Statement

'Oracle' is a film that centers an issue impacting the livelihood for many Queer Trans Youth of Color (QTYOC): homelessness. I have spent 4+ years working primarily with LGBTQ+ youth by providing mentorship in higher education, creating programs, and supporting Trans and Queer led organizations.

Housing insecurity continues to be an ongoing issue for QTYOC because they lack resources, opportunities, and most importantly, family. In my film, a father disapproves of his son for expressing his gender, causing for him to feel unsafe and run away from home. This is a reality for many QTYOC.

I want audiences to feel hopeful that Michael and MJ are able to reunite, but I also want for viewers to be inspired to create change. Everyone can help combat homelessness, and it starts by caring for the people around you and in your communities.

  • Year
    2020
  • Runtime
    12:08
  • Language
    English
  • Country
    United States
  • Director
    Edmund Savage
  • Screenwriter
    Edmund Savage
  • Producer
    Edmund Savage, Kimberly Joseph
  • Cast
    Latisha Harrison, Bayou Elom, Eric Lamont