Transcendent Storytelling Recap
Film Fatales - Apr. 13, 2023

Join us in watching our Transcendent Storytelling panel discussion about authentic storytelling hosted by Fatales Forward and Outfest Fusion. Our speakers Grace Evangelista (Burning Well) and Seyi Adebanjo (Afromystic) and moderated by Nava Mau (Genera+ion).

Fatales Forward: Trans Stories is a trailblazing fellowship from Film Fatales created to uplift trans and gender diverse filmmakers by fostering an enduring collaborative community of creators.


Hear from new voices in trans cinema including Fatales Forward fellows Grace Evangelista (Burning Well) and Seyi Adebanjo (Ọya: Something Happened On The Way To West Africa!) as they discuss their filmmaking process and the power of storytelling as a tool for meaningful cultural change. Despite the increased visibility of trans characters on screen, opportunities for gender-expansive directors behind the camera are virtually non-existent. By sidelining gender nonconforming voices, Hollywood is actively contributing to the misrepresentation that leads directly to real-world violence. We need more gender-nonconforming storytellers behind the camera to ensure the authenticity of the stories being told.