2023 San Francisco Transgender Film Festival

Program 3

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All films in this program are closed-captioned.

Blending personal interviews with dramatized genre recreations, THE SCRIPT explores the complicated relationship between trans and nonbinary communities and medical providers regarding gender-affirming care. With a playful approach toward experimentation, the film examines the limits of language — and invites its participants and its audience to envision a liberated, gender-expansive future, beyond the rigidity of our current moment. https://www.queer-futures.com/thescript


BRIT FRYER (director, he/him) is an award-winning queer and trans filmmaker based in Brooklyn. His film, CARO COMES OUT, premiered on HBOMax after winning the 2021 Knight Made in MIA Award at the Miami International Film Festival.His other films include ACROSS, BEYOND, AND OVER, I-57, and TRANS·IENCE. He also works as a producer, most recently of Lydia Cornett’s BUG FARM and Crystal Kayiza’s REST STOP, which was an official selection of the 2022 Toronto International Film Festival and the 2023 Sundance Film Festival. He is grateful to have shown at Indie Grits, NewFest, Outfest, Inside Out, MIX NYC, Blackstar Film Festival, and more. Brit and his work have been supported by the Sundance Ignite Fellowship, Creative Culture, Chicken and Egg, GLAAD's Equity in Media and Entertainment Initiative, and HBO / Gotham's Documentary Development Initiative.

NOAH SCHAMUS (director, they/them) is a Brooklyn-based filmmaker of documentary and narrative films. Their short films have been presented at film festivals including BFI Flare, Outfest, Inside Out, NewFest, Indie Memphis, Maryland Film Festival, Provincetown Film Festival, and New Orleans Film Festival (where their short film, “Chemistry of Mood” garnered an Honorable Mention for Best Performance by Naian Gonzalez Norvind). “Across, Beyond, and Over,” co-directed with Brit Fryer, was featured on NoBudge and is a Vimeo Staff Pick. They are currently in post-production on their first narrative feature film, “Summer Solstice” which was the recipient of the Panavision New Filmmaker Program grant, was included in the 2021 Outfest Screenwriting Lab as a Notable Writer, and was selected to take part in Us in Progress at the American Film Festival in November 2022. They hold an MFA from Columbia University in Screenwriting and Directing.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    15 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
    United States
  • Genre
    Documentary, Short, Experimental
  • Subtitle Language
  • Social Media
  • Director
    Brit Fryer, Noah Schamus
  • Screenwriter
    Noah Schamus
  • Producer
    Colleen Cassingham, Jess Devaney
  • Cast
    LA Head, Yên Sen
  • Cinematographer
    Pete Quandt
  • Editor
    Viridiana Lieberman, Grace Mendenhall