"TransGeek" Movie

4:45pm Friday May 17

TransGeek Movie brings together the stories of transgender people working in the tech industry and existing within geek culture. These are the stories of people that risked their careers and their lives to be their authentic selves. These are the stories of people that persevere in an industry that undervalues women, LGBT folk, and people of color; to pursue their passions. These are the stories of people that found themselves in the pages of science fiction and fantasy, or didn't and wrote themselves in anyway.

TransGeek Trailer 2 from Kevin McCarthy on Vimeo.

These are the stories of people that turned to the Internet to build communities that transcended geography and bigotry, and then found themselves again the target of hatred and harassment. TransGeek Movie is about making a place for transgender people to tell their own stories in their own voices. The film uses in-depth interviews conducted over a period of several years to explore the lives, hobbies, politics, careers, and thoughts of transgender geeks, and features an original score composed by Zoë Blade, a British electronic musician and transgender woman.

Jim’s Introduction To Gender Identity
Jim thinks he knows who he is: he's a man, he has a hot
girlfriend, he's on the basketball team… But when Cassie tells him about a male bodied friend who identifies as a girl, Jim's concepts of gender and identity are challenged.

TransGeek Director Biography
- Kevin McCarthy, Sayer Andrew Johnson
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.

Jim's Introduction To Gender Identity Director Biography - K. Kypers is a "professional doodler" with a BFA in animation from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. In addition to a number of disparate freelance projects, their resume includes storyboarding for NBC/Sprout's Astroblast! and directing/animating a handful of holiday-themed web videos for Post-it Notes. K. values dreams, empathy, and crude drawings.

K. Kypers Director Statement
I am very grateful to have been given the opportunity by Amaze to tell this story with honesty. I hope kids (and adults) will respond to its message of empathy towards the transgender community, that it enlightens as it entertains, and that it comforts kids in Glenda's position.


05.17.19 - 4:45 pm
1 hour 30 minutes