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Avant-garde | poetry

2021 • 33:06 MINUTES • HD

Making her way across the deserts of North America in search of a place she can see herself reflected in, Carrie muses on her identity through memories, stories, and conversations from other trans* people to uncover what it means to have an embodied experience in the world.


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Peter Totten (They/She)

Peter Totten is an Emmy Award-Winning filmmaker and video artist currently based in Toronto, Ontario. Their work has been screened in galleries and festivals in Asia, Europe, and North America. Peter’s work is exploratory in nature, seeking to highlight the beauty in lived experience; utilizing the essay film form and visual anthropology to represent communities in ways grounded in care and mutual respect.

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Savannah Burton (She/Her)

Savannah is an actress originally from Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada who has been studying acting for 20 years. She has been a union performer since 2006. She can be seen on Beauty and the Beast on the CW and Killjoys on SYFY along with her upcoming short film Juniors Giant. In 2017 she was featured in WE are Canada: Future 50 portrait series featuring remarkable Canadians and the story of how they are building a more caring and compassionate Canada.   An accomplished athlete who is a member of the 2015 Canadian National Women's Dodgeball team. She is the first out Trans athlete in Canadian history to compete in team sports internationally.

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Xay De Fisher (She/Her)

Hello! My name is Xay Dé Fisher (she/her/hers) and it’s a beautiful pleasure to be a part of this film! Not only have I participated in this production to spread awareness, but I also work for a nonprofit organization that helps Black & Latinx LGBTQAI+ folks find careers in the community. In addition to that, I also host a podcast “Black to the Future” where we focus on topics through a Black, Queer, Feminist lens. “Slay With Xay” is a YouTube series dedicated to “slaying” trans stigma! And “Lost In Translation” where I interview different trans/GNC about their experiences! Please check out my work! @pinkpryncess_xay 

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Rosalynne Montoya (She/Her)

Rosalynne Montoya, usually referred to as Rose, is a Hispanic, bisexual, nonbinary transgender woman. Rose’s pronouns are she/her/hers and they/them/their/theirs. She works as a model, content creator, actor, public speaker, and advocate for trans inclusion, body acceptance, and mental health awareness. They attended Seattle University and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Film Studies with honors at 19 years old. Rose is also a board member of Aadya Rising, a nonprofit working to fill in the gaps to help the transgender community. She has been in campaigns and featured by TomboyX, Savage X Fenty, Yandy, FX Networks, New York City Pride, Planned Parenthood, and many more. Rose’s speaking experience includes the largest gathering of transgender people: the Philadelphia Trans Wellness Conference, as well as Estee Lauder Companies, Seattle Downtown Emergency Service Center (DESC), The University of Pittsburgh, Yale University, Stanford University, and many more.  Their goal is to spread love and education about their community as they share their story. 

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Peter Totten (they/she)               

Brie Porter (she/her)                    

Jacqui Speer (she/her)    

Micha Cardenas (she/her)       

Kit Malone (she/her)                 



Cressa Maeve Beer (she/her)  

Savannah Burton (she/her)   

Kem August Ersoy (she/they)         

Samantha Kruger (she/her)         

Kiley May (she/they)                

Jack McGuire (he/him)                

Robin Nash (they/them)                  

Rita Ushakova (they/them)                

Kat Zoumboulakis (they/them)           


Xay De Fisher (she/her)                

Alexa Ford Forester (she/her)         

Rosalynne Montoya (she/her)       


Emma Farnan                          

Eoghan Grey (they/them)          

Amanda Hergott (she/her)               

Tenzin Mingyur Paldron              

Aisling Rowan (they/them)            


Laura Nordin (she/her)             

Director, Editor

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Additional Writing

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  Additional Casting

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