Our friends at Lesflicks are always trying to ensure that the diversity of stories on the LesflicksVOD platform reflects the diversity of the LTBQ community. While their representation of lesbian stories and black stories is strong, it’s clear there is more to do to bring non-binary and trans stories to the platform.
So Lesflicks is delighted to announce the upcoming release of Transfinite on 20th November 2020, commemorating Trans Day of Remembrance with a beautiful feature film created by wildly talented trans and queer artists!
A poetic and visually energising omnibus feature, Transfinite follows the lives and stories of seven different trans and queer individuals from a variety of cultures, all of whom possess supernatural abilities. Our protagonists, NAJMA, ASURA, SHAYLA, BAHARI, NOVA, MAYA, VIVA, each harbour a gift within which they use to challenge and defeat injustice and feelings of vulnerability that they are forced to experience, proving themselves to be powerful and resilient forces to be reckoned with.
An anthology-style film featuring the stories of seven different individuals, Transfinite is the creative collaboration of many talented artists from the film industry and beyond. Writer, director and executive producer, Neelu Bhuman, is an independent filmmaker with an impressive history of creating beautifully critical and insightful films, exploring key topics, such as race, gender, class, and romance.
Watch the trailer here:
Naomi Bennett, Founder of Lesflicks said: “I was lucky enough to see Transfinite on the big screen last year when it was shown as part of Fringe! Film Festival and so am delighted it will be given a home on the LesflicksVOD platform.
“The diversity of our content is a key driver for us, making sure our audience gets to see the full range of genres, stories and representations that are being made all the time – and this is a great example! I don’t really think there is anything quite like this out there, and so I’m excited to see the feedback. At a time when we remember the hundreds of trans lives lost, it is also good to give a bit of visibility and positive representation in the hope of expanding experiences, changing mindsets and making the world a little bit safer four our trans brothers and sisters.”
David Spain, writer and actor said: “Working on Transfinite was a revolutionary experience for me. It taught me that it’s okay to prioritise empowering myself through my art.”
D’Lo, writer & actor said: “Working on Transfinite was beautiful because I knew I was part of a creative endeavour that was filled with a lot of joy and love from our QTPOC community.”
Lida N Vala, writer said: “It’s been the most transformative experience in my life, to be surrounded in an environment full of love. Despite only being the originator for the adapted screenplay, everyone awarded me so much respect and valued my input. Neelu’s vision to create an all trans identified production was the catalyst for my outstanding experience!”
Transfinite is the trans superhero film you’ve been waiting for – and the fact that it was made by a global collective is as awesome as the film itself.
Transfinite will be available to rent from Friday 20th of November 2020, the perfect way to wrap up Trans Awareness Week and commemorate Trans Day of Remembrance!
Watch from 20th November only by clicking right here: https://lesflicksvod.vhx.tv/products/transfinite?campaign#ONG