Well…we had an amazing time in Shanghai!!! I followed eight Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence around Shanghai Pride 6 for 9 days and nights and it was nothing short of incredible!!!! The people were awesome! The food was great! And the events were a blast!!!
I’ll be going live with a new fund-raiser very soon and below is the link to the latest video for it. Stay tuned!!! I have done a lot of work over the last year and it is really starting to come together!!! I am so blessed to have the Sister’s support and openness as a subject.
I truly hope this doc helps raise awareness and motivates others to act to help bring about positive change in areas of the world that has anti-gay legislation on their books.
If we follow our hearts and work together, we can make a difference.
The below listed crowd sourcing campaign has ended but another is coming up soon!!! We can use all the help we can get to get this doc finished and into theaters! Below is the video from that campaign.
IlluMonet Productions is super excited to announce that the IndieGoGo Fund Raising Campaign has gone live for Stilettos For Shanghai!!! Woot! Woot!
Click here to view the campaign and watch my trailer.
Help any way you can! Any little bit helps!!!
I need to raise funds for a stealthier camera to get in and out of Shanghai with my footage of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence participating in Shanghai Pride 2014. In China it is still forbidden to “promote” unlawfully. That means all events and parades must be approved ahead of time, and at this point, Pride events are not sanctioned. Consequently, everything must be planned secretly and any footage must be taken surreptitiously. I really need your help!
My documentary is focused on International Gay Rights and The Sisters’ International Activism. While Sister Flatulina Grandé transformed before my eyes, we had a chance to talk at length about many issues. Here she touched on gay travel.
Thanks again Flatch. As I transcribe this footage, I am hearing many pearls of wisdom that I didn’t process while I was shooting. It’s like meeting you all over again. : )
So…for the last several months I have been laying the ground work for my first full length documentary film Love is All Around. It has been exciting and I have never felt so engaged and in my own skin before! It has been fantastic!
The film is centered on The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence and their international activism. I will be traveling with them to Shanghai China next June to document their participation in Shanghai Pride. Keep tabs on our group Sisters4Shanghai via Facebook!
I will be speaking with ORAM International on the plight of LGBTI peoples in other countries and their work to assist refugees seeking asylum.
There will be elements of Sisterly humor to keep the tenor light while shedding light on the very serious issue of LGBTI rights internationally.
This is easily the most important work I have ever done and I am so very grateful to have the Sister’s support and inclusion. It is truly an honor.
Currently in Russia, Putin’s antigay legislation is translating into real human rights abuses. It is appalling and a huge step backwards for all people gay and straight. It is an assault on us collectively as the human race.
On Thursday I did a video shoot with one of the Sisters who was kind enough to go through the process of getting into drag for me and my camera. It was awesome to watch and so fun to document.
This is a photo he shared after he was done getting all dolled up expressing his opinion on the current events in Russia. Thank you Sister Flatulina Grandé for a great morning! Glad you didn’t let the face go to waste!
- Sister Flatulina Grande gives Putin Whatfor #PutinMyAss
And who doesn’t want their spiritual leader to be hip and up to date?!!! The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence know how to worship the men in their lives as well as how to hold a fund-raiser!
Well done Sisters! And rocking jam Jesus!
Special thanks to the DNA Lounge!
ORAM International is an organization near and dear to my heart. They assist the often most vulnerable members of society through the refugee process, the LGBTI communities. They do extensive international training with NGO’s to help teach them how to best address the needs of their clients. They are compassionate and dedicated and I was thrilled when they invited me to walk in SF Pride with them!
This was a little Thank You Video sent out to their walking contingent.
Thank you ORAM for all the amazing work you do!!!
Adele Shaw has been a working artist in the Bay Area for over two decades. She has worked in many mediums, from print making to oil to her current love…wax! It is incredible to watch her work and I was lucky enough to spend an afternoon in her studio.
Treat yourself to some eye candy and check out her website at AdeleShaw.com . You will get lost in the images and love every minute of it! Her work is amazing!
And a big special thanks to Sean Hayes for the use of the music! It was perfect!
I have been documenting Robin Zander’s work with young people who are on the Autism Spectrum. His practice Move Autism is located in San Francisco and he has done international clinics taking his experience and techniques on the road, helping families overseas.
The kids love him and the parents are really thrilled with their children’s progress which you can see in the following testimonial. It is a joy to watch Robin and the other practitioners work. And after a few sessions myself, I can see and have felt the benefit of his work.
Thank you Robin for all that you do!!!
I had the privilege last fall of doing a little promotional work with Comedian and Coaching Guru Alicia Dattner. She is hilariously funny and if you ever have the opportunity to do any life coaching with Alicia, I highly recommend it. I did a series of 10 sessions and it was literally life altering. I have never felt better about where my life is headed and I have huge wave of gratitude repeatedly flowing her way! Check her out at AliciaDattner.com.
This was for Alicia’s Spiritual Comedy Festival, which I am happy to say, did really well!!! Congrats lady!!!