E.D.E.N. Shorts

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Short Films Produced

In August 2016 we launched a free filmmaking course for the LGBTQ+ community funded by The Big Lottery Fund. Called E.D.E.N Shorts, the project taught members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community how to make short films that tell transgender stories.

E.D.E.N Shorts provided skills in camera, sound, light, storytelling, interviewing, publishing and editing! Alongside one-to-one support that helped develop the participants skills. 

E.D.E.N Shorts launched with a masterclass from filmmaker Fox Fisher.

The four films that were produced with E.D.E.N Shorts were screened at Transforming Cinema Film Festival 19-20 November 2016. 

Skeleton in a Beret

Director: Mabz Beet | Producer: Brett Chapman | Production Company: E.D.E.N. Film Productions | Cinematographer: Alexandra Kingsley | Sound Recorder: Zoyander Street |Editor: Zoyander Street, Mabz Beet, Alexandra Kingsley & Brett Chapman

Synopsis: Escaping into a videogame world for hours at a time can be great fun. But what do people take away from the experience when they go back to their everyday lives? In this film, two trans people talk about how they have actively used videogames as part of how they explore not just their gender, but their skills, self-confidence, and self-expression.

Skeleton in a Beret won ‘Rising Star Award’ at Transforming Cinema 2016. 

BFI Flare
Scottish Queer International Film Festival – SQIFF
Trans Pride
TranScreen Filmfestival
18th edition of the Queer Film Festival MEZIPATRA.
Transforming Cinema 2016
LGBT Foundation #TransMCR Film Festival
The POP Film Weekend
The Palace International Film Festival

Switching Teams 

Director: Taylor Le Fín | Producer(s): Claire Watkinson & Taylor Le Fín | Production Company: E.D.E.N. Film Productions | Cinematographer(s): Diane Howard, Bev Sorsby, Amanda Parnell, Sean Harrison-Fox & Scott Berg | Sound Recorder(s): Diane Howard & Amanda Parnell | Editor: Taylor Le Fín

Synopsis:  Non-Binary, Pre T and moving forwards (on 8wheels) – The concept of a fast paced, increasingly competitive, full contact sport played on roller skates being a safe space for transition may seem unlikely. And the idea of switching to a men’s team at such a vulnerable time of that transition, and of pitting yourself in and amongst ‘the guys’ might sound like the fastest lap to feelings of dysphoria and difference. However, following the experience of a Trans skater from Sheffield, we see that switching teams could be just the shift needed towards a future of living authentically.

The film explores gender inclusivity in sports and highlights the Roller Derby community as an actively progressive model for the future of Trans inclusion.

Translations: Seattle Transgender Film Festival
Scottish Queer International Film Festival – SQIFF
tilde 2017
TranScreen Filmfestival
Transforming Cinema 2016
Free Pride – Glasgow – Transgender Day of Remembrance 2016
Andro & Eve film screening
The POP Film Weekend

Crossing Paths 

Director: Amanda Parnell | Producer: Fiona Thomson, Amanda Parnell, Sean Harrison-Fox, Scott Berg, Lou Thurlow | Production Company: E.D.E.N. Film Productions | Writer: Amanda Parnell | Cinematographer: Amanda Parnell, Sean Harrison-Fox, Scott Berg, Lou Thurlow | Sound Recorder: Amanda Parnell, Sean Harrison-Fox, Scott Berg, Lou Thurlow | Editor: Amanda Parnell, Sean Harrison-Fox, Scott Berg, Lou Thurlow

Synopsis: Their paths crossed on a big day for them both. But it wasn’t only their paths that were crossed…

Transforming Cinema 2016
The POP Film Weekend

A Change of Focus

Producer: Becki McKechnie | Production Company: E.D.E.N. Film Productions | Cinematographer(s): Becki McKechnie, Sean Harrison-Fox, Lou Thurlow, Amanda Parnell | Editor(s): Scott Berg, Lou Thurlow, Sean Harrison-Fox, Amanda Parnell, Taylor Le Fín

Synopsis: Find out what goes on behind the cameras as 13 amateur LGBTQ filmmakers learn how to make films that tell their trans and non-binary stories. This fly on the wall documentary follows the E.D.E.N. Shorts crew around as they plan, film and edit their films Switching Teams, Skeleton in a Beret and Crossing Paths.


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