Reinventing the Reel
- United States, Canada
- 20 mins
Documentary Film Competition
“Reinventing the Reel” is a documentary short about contemporary independent film-makers’ attempts to change the portrayal of LGBT characters in film. The film begins with a historical perspective of the big-studio Hollywood treatment of LGBT characters, and then shows how that portrayal has changed, and why is important that it continues to change. This brief history is followed by an inside look into how specific independent filmmakers are attempting to breaking the chain of that negative history on a small scale. The documentary follows the journey of Casper Andreas, an American independent film-maker, as he directs and produces “Kiss Me, Kill Me” a murder-mystery feature film about a group of characters in West Hollywood
Michael Gorlick studied Media Information and Technoculture at the University of Western Ontario. He then went on to study Advanced TV and Film at Sheridan College in a post graduate program where he won the Emerging Filmmaker award for his work .