The Filmmakers

Mark Kenneth Woods – Created By/Executive Producer/Director

host_mkwWoods is a multi-award winning filmmaker and one of Canada’s most prominent independent LGBTQ2 voices. His work has screened in over 400 festivals and galleries around the world, including Paris’ Centre Pompidou and The British Museum in London, and has been broadcast on television in over a dozen countries.

A familiar face on Canada’s OUTtv Network, Mark is known as the creator and star of various TV series (The Face of Furry Creek, The House of Venus Show) and the hugely successful LGBTQ commercial for Starbucks “Coffee Frenemies” starring Bianca Del Rio and Adore Delano.

Aside from 2 seasons of “Pride“, his most recent work in documentary includes the groundbreaking feature “Two Soft Things, Two Hard Things” (co-directed with Michael Yerxa) about how colonization and religion shamed and erased traditional Inuit beliefs about sexuality and family structure which has screened worldwide and won a number of awards.

 

Michael Yerxa – Producer/Director

host_myKnown for his outspokenness as an original cast member on Logo TV and MTV Canada’s 1 Girl 5 Gays, Yerxa has worked behind the scenes as a producer on some of Canada’s most successful factual television shows including The Amazing Race Canada, Drag Race Canada, and Still Standing.

Aside from 2 seasons of “Pride“, his most recent work in documentary includes the groundbreaking feature “Two Soft Things, Two Hard Things” (co-directed with Mark Kenneth Woods) about how colonization and religion shamed and erased traditional Inuit beliefs about sexuality and family structure which has screened worldwide and won a number of awards.