Join our discussion during Pride Month where LGBTQ filmmakers will discuss filmmaking, especially with LGBTQ themes and lead characters.
Quentin Lee, moderator. A member of Producer’s Guild of America, Quentin Lee has directed and produced over a dozen of features and two TV shows, most of them feature an Asian American and/or an LGBTQ protagonist.
Jennie Livingston directed the documentary Paris is Burning, which is in the Film Registry at the Library of Congress and is currently distributed by Criterion Collection. They are currently directing and in post on a first-person hybrid film Earth Camp One. Other works include consulting producer and director (of an episode in season 2) for the FX series Pose, creating a projection for Elton John's last live stage show, and writing/directing the musical sex comedy short film Who's the Top? which starred Marin Hinkle, Steve, Buscemi, Shelly Mars, Brigitte Bako, and 24 dancers.
Brad Bailey, filmmaker. Brad won a Student Academy Award for his documentary, “Hale,” a documentary short on Berkeley-based disability rights pioneer Hale Lukas.
Michael Rohrbaugh received his B.A. from Yale University, and his MFA in film directing from UCLA. He explores issues of gender and toxic masculinity through his work for MTV Networks and brands like Bonobos. He is currently shopping a one-hour series called Walden, which follows a group of queer misfits struggling to operate an off the grid colony. You can explore his work at michaelrohrbaugh.com