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About TransGeek Movie:

TransGeek Movie is a documentary exploring the intersection of gender identity and geek culture. We interview people working in science, technology, gaming, science fiction/fantasy, and other geekish pursuits; to give voice to their stories. We explore how people express and explore their authentic selves through geek culture; and how their gender identities have affected their professional development.

The Team:

Kevin McCarthy, Producer/Director:

Kevin McCarthy, photo by Lars FuchsKevin McCarthy is a filmmaker, IT professional, parent and husband. It was through his work in IT that he became aware of the important contributions of so many trans people to the field, and the substantial challenges that they face. He hopes to bring an better understanding of the role gender identity plays in our culture to a wide audience through his work. Kevin is a straight, cisgender man, who believes we can all learn from the stories of people living their genuine lives.

Sayer Johnson, Producer/Assistant Director:

Sayer JohnsonSayer Johnson is a parent, partner, social worker, activist, and artist. He is co founder of the Metro Trans Umbrella group, in St. Louis Missouri, and is on the board of the LGBT Center of St Louis. He believes storytelling is a vital part of the Trans revolution and works to empower others to share their narratives wit each other and the world. Sayer is proud to work with Kevin on his film TransGeek Movie and looks forward to helping put positive stories about intersections of geek culture and gender. Sayer narrative film about chosen queer family and intersections of identity and family “Intentional” will soon be casting soon.

Mallory Anna Wood, Producer:

Mallory Anna WoodMallory Anna Wood is a 27 year-old trans lesbian feminist activist and writer. She’s also a tabletop and PC gamer, a cartoon and horror film fanatic,  and a huge science nerd. She graduated from Grinnell College, class of ’11, with a degree in anthropology, has served three terms in the Americorps, and is currently on leave from a full scholarship to Northeastern Law School.

Mallory’s involvement in the film began as a friend and general cultural consultant, and has slowly metamorphosed into her current role as co-producer. She adds a critical transfeminine perspective to the production team, as well as keeping the project aware of and involved in trans youth culture and activism.

Lisa M. Jones: Editor

Lisa has been editing for about 25 years. One of her first projects, “Afraid of Everything” was accepted into Sundance, and a later project,“Fisher Poets,” was accepted into festivals worldwide & received numerous awards, often being an audience favorite.  Lisa has worked on all types of documentaries from narrative docs for The History Channel to reality television programs for Bravo & TLC. Some of her favorite projects include: “Scrapheap Challenge,” which took her to England for the edit, and the environmental & socially conscious series “Big Ideas for a Small Planet.” She is now extremely pleased & honored to be working on “TransGeek.”  Lisa is half Swedish and her favorite birthdays were the years she turned eight, forty & fifty.

Lars Fuchs: Trailer Editor and Post-production advisor

Lars FuchsDanish-born filmmaker Lars Fuchs came to the United States as an infant in the ’60’s, and has made New York City his home ever since, notwithstanding sojourns in Europe, Hong Kong, and Puerto Rico. He was irredeemably lost to film at Cornell University, where an introductory film-making course tempted him away from a career as a computer programmer. He has almost thirty years’ experience as a film and television editor, including many years in Europe and Asia. Notable credits include the feature documentary New York Street Games, which he co-wrote, the six-part series for ESPN Guide House: Montauk, the home design show While You Were Out, for which Lars was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award. In Denmark Lars edited three episodes of the documentary series Family Portraits for the national broadcaster, Danmarks Radio. His short doc, “i live In Life” won several awards, including the Nyman Family Project Prize for 2013. He’s currently in post production on the short documentary “Food City: The Feast Of The Five Boroughs” about hyperlocal New York City food.

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