Making The Cut

Synopsis:

Like many transsexuals it is my goal, to one day have sexual reassignment surgery to help align my soul and body. As a filmmaker, I have often wondered whether or not it would be possible to use the medium of film to assist in reaching that goal. Making the Cut is my attempt to find out. Through various fundraising efforts, interviews and personal experiences I aim to explore not only the financial and social issues facing transgender persons, but also what it means simply to be female/male bodied in our culture.

Art Show & Silent Auction

Date posted: October 8, 2012

A HUGE thanks to DJ Too Sarcastic, the Milwaukee Gay Arts Center and everyone who came out to make the “Making the Cut Art Show such a success! Special thanks to the artists:

Anthony Weber, Kim Weiss, Kristopher Pollard, Sean Kafer, Maria McKinney, Kate Balsley, Joe Kirschling, Pam Villanueva, Laura Gorzek, Carrie Kim, Bernadette Witzcak and Nico Bennett!

Check out the Artwatch Interview about the show from the Wisconsin Gazette.

Film Night @ The Borg Ward

Date posted: June 4, 2010

Thanks to everyone who came out to our screening of Luis Bunel and Salvador Dali’s surrealist classic, “Un Chien Andalou” along with Fritz Lang’s sci-fi epic “Metropolis”. And thanks to my bandmates Tony and Michael.

Ekko Galaxie and the Rings of Saturn

Date posted: April 12, 2010

Here’s a clip from my interview with glam rock extra-terrestrials, Ekko Galaxie and the Rings of Saturn from the Drag Spectacular.

Drag Spectacular

Date posted: January 22, 2010

I hope everyone had as great a time at the Drag Spectacular as I did! The Miltown Kings and Ekko Galaxie and the Rings of Saturn were amazing! Congratulations to all our drag contest participants and thanks to Club Anything for hosting!

You can listen to my interview on WMSE 91.7 FM. My interview is last 30 minutes of the file.

Erica Iozzo Band

Date posted: November 26, 2009

Sometimes shooting a documentary is a lot of hard work, but sometimes it’s a real pleasure. I met and interviewed 2 members of the Erica Iozzo band while shooting street interviews for “Making the Cut”. She has an amazing voice and the band has a great sound. The song is called “Untitled”. Check them out at: www.myspace.com/notallroses.

Rummage Sale

Date posted: September 21, 2009

I had a great time at the Church of Murray rummage sale last weekend. I sold a lot of my old stuff and made $100 for my surgery. Thanks to everyone who bought something, and to Maria for making the delicious vagina cookies! I even got to shoot some interviews some great folks, and real characters for the film, and do an interview with my pals Andy and Stewart from Brunchohol.

Interviews

Date posted: July 25, 2009

  Dr. Eugene Schrang   Julia Serano

Just a few of the awesome folks we’ve interviewed for the film so far! Thanks to everyone who has been a part of this project.

“Making the Cut” Fundraiser

Date posted: May 8, 2009

  

  

  

Thanks to everyone who came out, and helped make this event so great! The night was crazy and I am overwhelmed by the outpouring of support and generosity of everyone.

Listen to my interview to promote the fundraiser on WMSE 91.7fm. (It’s about 2 hours into the program!)
You can also read my interviews with both the Onion Decider and the Shepherd Express.