TRANS IN AMERICA: 3-part verite documentary series (2018)
Trans In America is an intimate portrait of three extraordinary transgender individuals -- Kai Shappley, Eisha Love and Jennifer Chavez -- as they battle for their civil rights in the United States in the the face of increasing discrimination.
Directed Cary Cronenwett and Daresha Kyi. Produced by Lindsey Dryden and Shaleece Haas. Executive Produced by Molly Kaplan and Chase Strangio at the ACLU, edited by Jamie Boyle, and lensed by Amy Bench in Austin, TX and Shuling Yong in Chicago, IL. Advisory Board: Wriply Bennet, Sam Berliner, StormMiguel Florez, Debi Jackson, Janetta Johnson and Drian Juarez.
#LGBTQ #ACLU #Trans
TATE / RANDOM ACTS: Jackie Kay: One Person , Two Names
Directed by Lindsey Dryden. Part of the Queer British Art Tate exhibition.
Poet, writer and Third Scots Makar (poet laureate) Jackie tells an emotive story about her 12 year old self writing her first ever novel, ‘One Person, Two Names’ - about a little girl who goes on the run from herself. The film explores what identity means to Jackie, and reveals how storytelling and imagination can offer us a way to live with – and grow to love – our many identities.
#Jackie Kay#Scottish laureate#Makar#Poet#LGBT#Short Film#Art Film#Tate#Tate Britain#Queer British Art#Channel 4#Channel 4 Random Acts
UNREST : feature documentary
A Shella Films & Little By Little Films co-production, in association with Impact Partners and Chicken & Egg Pictures
Directed by Jennifer Brea. Produced by Jennifer Brea, Lindsey Dryden, Patricia E. Gillespie, Alysa Nahmias
Winner — Special Jury Prize Documentary Editing — Sundance Film Festival
Winner — Illuminate Award — Sheffield Doc/Fest
Official Selection — SXSW, CPH:Dox and Hotdocs
Jennifer Brea is about to marry the love of her life when she’s struck down by a fever that leaves her bedridden. When doctors tell her “it’s all in her head,” she turns her camera on herself and her community as she looks for answers and fights for a cure.
Released theatrically USA: 22 September, UK: 20 October 2017
LOST AND SOUND : feature documentary
Directed by Lindsey Dryden. Produced by Kat Mansoor & Lindsey Dryden
A pianist, a dancer and a music critic try to rediscover music after they lose their hearing. Can they find a way to to find music again… and can music find them?
World Premiere — SXSW 2012
Nominated — ‘Best Female-Directed Film’ – Sheffield Doc/Fest 2012
Nominated — ‘Best Emerging UK Filmmaker’ – London Open City Docs Fest 2012
Winner — Special Jury Award — DORF Croatia
“A unique insight into the human condition . . . likely to stay with you long after the credits have rolled.” ‒DocGeeks
Created by Jennifer Brea, Amaury La Burthe
Co-Produced by Jennifer Brea (Shella Films), Arnaud Colinart (Ex Nihilo), Amaury La Burthe & Grégoire Parain (Novelab by AudioGaming), Lindsey Dryden (Little By Little Films)
An immersive journey into an invisible illness, this interactive non-fiction experience contrasts the painful solitary confinement of a bedroom world with the kinetic freedom of an inner dreamscape. When you’re too sick to leave your bed, where do you go?
Wold premiere — Tribeca Film Festival Virtual Arcade 2017
Winner — VR Award — Sheffield Doc/Fest