Making The Cut
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
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!
Film Night @ The Borg Ward
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
Here’s a clip from my interview with glam rock extra-terrestrials, Ekko Galaxie and the Rings of Saturn from the Drag Spectacular.
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
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.
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.
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
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.