Trashed.png
Trashed.png

DRAMA | LGBTQ+ 

2021 • 13:13 MINUTES • HD

With nowhere to go after a vicious homophobic attack, Jay finds their way to an abandoned house they once lived in as a teenager.

TRASHED

Crystalline Film Festival (CRYSTAL MOON).png

CAST:

Crystalline Film Festival (CRYSTAL MOON).png

DIRECTOR:

Kate Johnston (She/Her)

Kate Johnston is an award-winning indie filmmaker and founder of Tomgirl Films, an artist-driven indie film company dedicated to telling the stories of women and LGBTQ+ community. She is best known for Stormcloud, Margarita, Click and Slow Burn, and her feature film Tru Love which garnered her 15 International film festival awards in India, Ireland, Wales, New Zealand, The U.S. and Canada. Both Tru Love and her award-winning short film, Stormcloud, are distributed worldwide.

DIRECTOR'S STATEMENT:

Jo Vannicola’s powerful story Trashed speaks to those who live, and sometimes die, outside the margins of society; queer, homeless, those who have been forgotten. These queer stories are real and common, and need to be told with a clear eye in the hopes that perhaps we see ourselves in the suffering of others.

2a7cabe20d-headshot.jpg
CRYSTALLINE FILM FESTIVAL - Films (Season One).png

PRODUCER:

Jo Vannicola (They/Them)

Jo Vannicola is an Emmy award-winning actor, Gemini, Genie (now Canadian Screen awards), and Actra Award nominee in animation. Joanne is also an author, advocate, and emerging screenwriter. Vannicola is the founder and chair of outACTRAto, the LGBTQ+ committee, and sits on the sexual assault ad-hoc committee for women in film and television. Vannicola is the recipient of the Leslie Yeo Award for Volunteerism, the Margaret Trudeau Advocacy Award (2021), and The Firecracker Dept. Blaze Award, 2021. Their memoir, All We Knew but Couldn’t Say, was shortlisted for the Kobo Emerging Non-Fiction Writer Prize, 2020, and has been featured in Lambda Literary Reviews, The Next Chapter with Shelagh Rogers, a Top 40 books to read by the CBC, and Top 21 memoirs to read by Bustle Magazine. Jo is currently working on their feature screenplay, Forgotten, and will be appearing in Season 6 of The Expanse on Amazon Prime. 

ARTISTIC STATEMENT:

Trashed explores the fallout from years of homophobia, misogyny, addiction, love, and loss. How do we step inside our skin and identity? How do we climb out of the dark and move forward when the odds seem impossible? This film is for anyone who ever felt like they were born in the wrong body, or didn’t fit, it’s essential to create content that gives space to queer, trans, and non-binary identified creatives. We collectively have so much talent, but there are fewer opportunities in an industry dominated by cisgender, heterosexual stories. The world is complex, and we can choose to see that as beautiful. Or we can continue to deny the existence of that complexity, live within rigid binaries, and restrict our world views. This film challenges the viewer to reject our perceived bias and look at the world anew.

Joanne-highres-E headshot.jpg
CRYSTALLINE FILM FESTIVAL - Films (Season One).png

STILLS:

Crystalline Film Festival (CRYSTAL MOON).png