MASKED is a 15 minute feature that follows the story of High Schooler, Zoe, struggling to come out as a trans man. After knowing who they truly are for a while, Zoe finds themselves fatigued by their fear of whether others will accept them or not. This incredibly exciting partnership showcases the amazing work of young people aged 15-18 and Australia's Momentum cinema team. The teenagers were involved in all elements of production, including, but not limited to; Story & script writing, character development, production design, producing, directing, camera, lighting, sound production & post production.
Today we talk exclusively to Momentum Studios CEO & Co-Director of MASKED, Michael Hardinge as well as Sam Jelley, a member of the "Free to be Me" teen group behind the production.
The online release of MASKED follows the sold-out premiere held at the Knox Community Arts Centre. The film is currently being screened in film festivals around the world.
With co-host Brody Levesque