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FRAMING AGNES | Q&A w/ Chase Joynt, facilitated by Joaquin Santana


Chase Joynt


CHASE JOYNT (he/him) is a director and writer whose films have won jury and audience awards internationally. His debut documentary feature, Framing Agnes, will premiere at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival. With Aisling Chin-Yee, Chase co-directed No Ordinary Man, a featurelength documentary about jazz musician Billy Tipton, which was presented at Cannes Docs 2020 as part of the Canadian Showcase of Docs-in-Progress. Since premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2020, No Ordinary Man has been hailed by The New Yorker as “a genre unto itself” and Indiewire as “the future of trans cinema.” The film has won 9 awards on the international festival circuit, including being named to TIFF Canada’s Top Ten. Joynt’s first book You Only Live Twice (co-authored with Mike Hoolboom) was a Lambda Literary Award Finalist and named one of the best books of the year by The Globe and Mail and CBC. Chase also directed episodes of Two Sentence Horror Stories for the CW, which are now streaming on Netflix. With Samantha Curley, Chase runs Level Ground Productions, a collaboratively run production company in Los Angeles.


Joaquin Santana


I’m originally from the Dominican Republic and have lived in Peterborough for the last 6 years. Before then, I have lived in a few different cities in North America since my early childhood. My professional background and passion is in improving health in marginalized communities especially for those that suffer gender-based violence which I have done through a diverse number of employers and volunteer opportunities. Currently, I am a peer support worker for the Trans Peer Outreach program for the Canadian Mental Health Association. My preferred activities are spending time with my family and reading.

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