Ponyboi: Award winning film starring out intersex artist

June 22, 2020

Not to be missed short films by Forbes

‘Ponyboi‚Äô is the¬†world‚Äôs first narrative film to be created by and starring out intersex artist in cinema history. The film was run at 40 film festivals, including Tribeca Film Festival and won Grand Jury Prize of Best Short Film.

Directed by GLAAD award winning filmmaker, actor and intersex activist River Gallo & Caribean-American filmmaker Sadé Clacken Joseph.

It was executive produced by British actors Stephen Fry, Academy Award-winning actress Emma Thompson and intersex executive producer Seven Graham.

Ponyboi is streaming live now here:¬†¬†on¬†Omeleto TV¬† a youtube channel where you can watch the best short films live. You can check out the award winning Omeleto’s other offerings here:

“As an intersex activist, I made Ponyboi out of a¬†desire to empower people. I wanted to empower. I wanted portray a¬†beautiful intersex character, so that for the first time audiences would see¬†themselves in our struggles and triumphs. I now¬†believe¬†more than ever stories from artists of colour and the LGBTQIA+ community are vital to our culture.‚ÄĚ

In 2019 Gallo received the ‚ÄėRising Star Award‚Äô at the GLAAD Media Awards. They were named one of the ‚ÄúMost Exciting Queer People to Follow‚ÄĚ by Out Magazine, and made PAPER Magazine‚Äôs list of ‚Äú100 People Taking Over 2019.‚ÄĚ They were also the cover star of 2019 Fall/Winter issue UK ‚ÄčHUNGER Magazine¬†‚Äčshot by RANKIN. Gallo, along with Joseph, are both CEOs and co-founders of ‚ÄčGaptoof Entertainment‚Äč, a multi-media production house in Los Angeles, which focuses on intersectionality and creating inclusive spaces for POC, LGBTQIA+, and womnxn narratives.

Later this month, Gallo will co-star in ‚ÄúLove, Victor‚ÄĚ on Hulu, a spinoff of the film ‚ÄúLove, Simon”

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