Outfest Fusion QTBIPOC Film Festival

Taurus (CHOSEN FAMILY) Shorts - Our Word Is Our Bond

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8 films in package
Fortheboys, Ep. 1
Four friends traverse everyday black life, confident they've created that one space every week to be "a little extra" and still feel accepted — what's in store when someone decides to "Be You, They'll Adjust?"
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Small Congratulations
You have underwhelming athletic capabilities and still take part in a league sport like hockey. This short doc introduces us to writer Izzy who has finally found what has eluded her since 8th grade.
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Second Parent
Parenting for Julia and Kat is overcoming “mommy challenges.” When their daughter, Becca, asks for the one thing Kat has difficulty giving, will doing it "anyway" to please Becca, supersede all the anxiety she feels?
Memoirs of the (Non)Existent Me
Bia loves Marina, and nothing would change that. Despite years of erasure and non-acceptance by Marina’s biological family, her lover and chosen family are adamant about completing one final, necessary, and affirming gesture.
Pink & Blue
Crea and Armani are a trans couple intent on changing the binary, one gender-free baby at a time. Navigating through first-time parenting challenges and finding help along the way still begs the question: are they ready?
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Dress Up
Karina's home to attend her younger sister's marriage festivities. She brought along her "college roommate" Denise. They're queer and not out; how will Karina handle all the pent-up tension she feels?
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UpUntilNow
This experimental short asks us to ponder questions regarding finding our tribe. What risks do we take to be with those who can help us discover who we gloriously need to become?
Taurus Shorts: Q&A
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If designated a sign in the zodiac, Taurus would be the clear winner for all the “chosen families” that have become the support system (emotional and mental bedrocks) for many a queer kin. The hard-headed bull is who you want by your side, who will champion your cause and defend you amidst challenges, Ok, they can be stubborn, set in their ways (like many families), but this collection of shorts reveal Taureans who are great listeners, LOYAL AF, the very rock of dependability and probably the one who will slip Sister Sledge’s “We Are Family” in your next party’s playlist.

Four friends traverse everyday black life, confident they've created that one space every week to be "a little extra" and still feel accepted — what's in store when someone decides to "Be You, They'll Adjust?"


Playing in Taurus Shorts - Our Word Is Our Bond.

  • Year
    2021
  • Runtime
    19 minutes
  • Language
    English
  • Country
    USA
  • Premiere
    California
  • Director
    Mekhai Lee, Ellis C. Dawson
  • Screenwriter
    Mekhai Lee, Ellis C. Dawson
  • Producer
    Mekhai Lee, Ellis C. Dawson, Rob Laqui, Bryan Joseph Lee, Adam Hyndman
  • Cast
    Andrew Coleman, Lamont Walker II, Chandler Bryant
  • Cinematographer
    Pierre Marais
  • Editor
    Pierre Marias, CJ Duncan