My documentary about families with LGBT parents in Montreal

  • OKGeorgeS

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    Mar 10, 2015 3:14 AM GMT
    Trailer:


    Hey!

    I wanted to come back to the Real Jock community to share a documentary I made, as I met a lot of people on here who helped me before I had come out.

    The first time I ever 'met' a gay couple was on TV. It was a British documentary/Reality TV of some sort, and it was atrocious. The husbands were sad, crying, their house was a mess, they were bitching about their lives and the world. The 14-year-old-me thought: "Is this it? Will my life be as ugly as theirs?"

    The years flew by and along with the liberalization of the media, I grew up and got a better sense of the reality of things: things are not as bad. I wanted to find and film inspiring LGBT family models, the sort of film which would give hope to the 14-year-old-me, rather than a grim view.

    I proudly invite you to watch my documentary. It's my silent protest against that silly British show I watched a decade ago, and most importantly, a message to LGBT youth. I thank you in advance for watching. Please share it with people if you think it might be helpful in any way to demystify LGBT families.

    To My Children: a documentary about families with LGBT parents in Montreal:
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    Mar 10, 2015 8:08 PM GMT
    Interesting, I'll watch it on my YouTube app next time I'm on my Xbox. icon_smile.gif
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    Mar 10, 2015 10:47 PM GMT
    Thanks for sharing. I hope you get it into film festivals.
  • OKGeorgeS

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    Mar 10, 2015 11:18 PM GMT
    Thank you! icon_smile.gif
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    Mar 11, 2015 12:24 AM GMT
    Congratulations! This looks really well done and I'm eager to watch your full documentary.
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    Mar 11, 2015 3:24 AM GMT
    I really love seeing a project like this as my partner and I are on the adoption track ourselves and seeing how other LGBT parents deal with the challenges of parenting is great to see. You should consider submitting it to aGLIFF (Austin Gay and Lesbian International Film Festival) in Austin, Texas. They are accepting submissions now for the 2015 fest in September. http://agliff.org

    I wish you success on your journey throught the festival circuit!
  • OKGeorgeS

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    Mar 11, 2015 4:27 AM GMT
    Rudemech you're amazing because the festival's early bird deadline was today. I just submitted it. Thank you!
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    Mar 11, 2015 12:16 PM GMT
    Good luck man!
  • dave85

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    Mar 24, 2015 4:16 AM GMT
    Thanks for making a difference.
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    Mar 24, 2015 3:05 PM GMT

    I've watched the trailer and now several minutes into the full vid.

    Georges, I'm going to be 60 in May and consider this an early b-day present. I like how you've handled this, the narration is beautiful and the inflections in speech invite the viewer in with a quiet conversational style that's so very Canadian.

    Thanks!
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    Mar 24, 2015 3:40 PM GMT


    Just finished. George, your message at the end, about the 17 year old, was beautiful, because I rememeber what I felt at 17, and how much I would have liked hearing what you said. I would enjoy seeing the transcript of it, if you would.

    cheers, and very warm regards,

    -Doug of meninlove

    PS I found you on FB and just introduced your vid to about 2k straight people.
  • OKGeorgeS

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    Mar 26, 2015 8:03 AM GMT
    dave85 saidThanks for making a difference.


    The pleasure is mine, that's what makes me happy!
  • OKGeorgeS

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    Mar 26, 2015 8:05 AM GMT
    SnowdenZeng saidcould use some more editing and a stronger concept but good luck honey/please do a meet and greet in sudbury


    Hey! Thank you for your comment! This is my third documentary and I'm still learning. Did you watch the film entirely? I'd love to hear your comments about the editing (like can u give me an example of a cut or transition I could have done better? As for the concept, what was its weak spot in your opinion?
  • OKGeorgeS

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    Mar 26, 2015 8:09 AM GMT
    meninlove said

    Just finished. George, your message at the end, about the 17 year old, was beautiful, because I rememeber what I felt at 17, and how much I would have liked hearing what you said. I would enjoy seeing the transcript of it, if you would.

    cheers, and very warm regards,

    -Doug of meninlove

    PS I found you on FB and just introduced your vid to about 2k straight people.


    Dear Doug,

    Thank you so much for watching, your words touched me! It'll be my pleasure to send you the voice-overs text. Inbox me your email!
    Again, thank you so much for sharing! You understood my message, and I hope it would make a difference to a 17 year old closeted person, though we're lucky things got better now!