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 their authentic selves through geek culture; and how their gender identities have affected their professional development.
Kevin McCarthy, Producer/Director:
Kevin 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 a 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 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 with each other and the world. Sayer is proud to work with Kevin on his film TransGeek 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 Wood is a 29 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:
Zoë Blade: Composer
British composer Zoë Blade, first started making music at the age of sixteen when she got her hands on some tracker software. Fourteen years, countless vintage synthesizers and several bright hair colors later, she finally decided to start sharing her music with the world. In the nine months that followed, she released her first three albums at the same time as scoring several indie films.
Her sound, as eclectic as the musician herself, ranges from electronic pop songs with infectious melodies, through to ambient music that is at times blissful and others haunting. Impossible to pigeonhole, she draws from a wide variety of instrumentation to conjure up emotions in original and innovative ways.
Lars Fuchs: Trailer Editor and Post-production advisor