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Sneak peek at BIRTHDAY BOY - Transgender Day of Remembrance 2020

Updated: Nov 22, 2020

Today marks Transgender Day of Remembrance 2020. In memory of trans lives lost to acts of violence, we have decided to release a sneak peek at our short film Birthday Boy.

75% of transgender youth report feeling unsafe at school. Many trans students face bullying from students, but also discrimination from teachers and school administrators.


40% of transgender and non-binary youth say they have been physically threatened or harmed due to their gender identity.


In the past 12 months, at least 350 trans and gender-diverse people have been reported murdered across the globe.*


This needs to stop.


Birthday Boy is an uplifting story positively portraying a transgender boy as he overcomes bullying at an all-girls school.


The crew of Birthday Boy predominantly identify as LGBTQ+ and the cast includes a number of transgender actors.


The film will feature the song Daughter by award winning trans artist Ryan Cassata.


Birthday Boy will be released in 2021.

Alex - Sebastian Emmerson Elle-Louise - Selma Alkaff Emma - Hannah McIver Sara - Jaina Brock Directed by - Leo Lebeau Written by - James Bell, Leo Lebeau Produced by - James Bell, Leo Lebeau Director of Photography - Michael Filocamo Production Designer - Ellen Beaufoy Editor - William Winfield Costume Designer - Simon Ekrelius Music Composer - Saul Bragman Casting Director - Sharon Sorrentino Hair and Makeup - Lily Hart, Tegan Thewlis Colourist - Marco Valerio Caminiti Line Producer - Emanuela Borruso Editing Consultant - Paulo Pandolpho Birthday Boy logo by Xavier Segers. Special thanks to Venetia Hawkes and The National Film and Television School.

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