Filmi 21! Virtual Edition
Filmi Toronto’s South Asian Film Festival Celebrating 21 Years!
December 27th, 2020
21st Filmi: Toronto’s South Asian film festival
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A young drag queen must find a way to reconcile with his estranged father after the death of his mother.
Georgia Hunter is a film director with a strong background in acting, producing and writing film. Since moving to Toronto in 2017 she has written and directed 3 short films, two of which encompass powerful Queer stories and one shining light on the Womens Liberation Movement in 1970. Queen of the Night- a Film written by Yahya Bajwa was Georgia’s Directorial debut, this film is about a young muslim drag queen and his relationship with his father after the death of his mother. This script touched Georgia’s heart and really sparked the love for Directing.
“I have a passion for creating films that depict the queer and other underrepresented communities with the honesty and beauty we deserve.”
Her current project ‘Elephant Sheets’ that is in post-production delves into the life of Leni, a queer women who moves to Toronto in 1990. “I always knew that I was made to direct. In most aspects of life I find myself easily slipping into a position of leadership. I also have a very visual and emotive way of thinking… two qualities I think come hand in hand when directing film.”
SYNOPSIS OF FILM:
A young muslim Drag Queen must find a way to reconcile with his estranged father after the death of his mother.