Help us to pay the editing fees for a film sample --this is to gain investors to finish the film.
In 2018, two queer women of color Tina Colleen and Monick Monell began working on the queer/trans people of color (QTPoC) documentary film, "I Identify as Me."
“I Identify as Me” celebrates QTPoC who identify as masculine-presenting/genderfluid women and gender non-conforming (GNC) people. This perspective is often left out in LGBTQIA+ discussions and media/entertainment. This documentary gives folks who can identify with the people in the film a mirror to see themselves in a positive light, while providing a window to allies and potential allies on these experiences and perspectives to inspire a less hostile world for all.
The documentary will also include a body-positive photography series of six non-male people of color. The photography series provides poetic representation for a group of underrepresented women and GNC people who too often lose the battle in entertainment and media to feminine-presenting womxn.
The majority of the film has been self-funded with assistance from sponsors and community support. As a result, we were able to create an official teaser (video above or click here).
This year, we created a 3-minute sneak preview and have been traveling with it throughout New York City, New Jersey, Philadelphia, Boston, Ithaca (NY), and soon Chicago. We have received nothing but love and positive feedback from the LGBTQIA+ community.
We are very grateful for how far we have come, but to finish the film we need financial support from small businesses, benefit corporations (B-Corps), individual investors and large grants--this requires us to show them a short film sample. Editing fees to create a high-quality sample is $2000 (with a discount!).
Upon release, the short-term goal of the film is to be featured in film festivals worldwide, community events and on streaming platforms. The long-term objective is for the documentary to be included within curriculums, ie. K-12, college/universities and diversity & inclusion trainings.
With your pledge, we can afford to pay for these editing costs. We only have 30 days to fundraise to meet the payment deadline.
Please share the fundraiser with your networks so we can move closer to completing the film.
Thank you for your continued support!
Much love always,
The "I Identify as Me" Teamwww.pocproductions.com