THREE ADOLESCENT QUEER BOYS BECOME ENRAPTURED WITH LIFE IN THE LOCAL NIGHTLIFE SCENE OVER THEIR SUMMER BREAK BEFORE A LOSS OF LIFE FORCES THEM BACK INTO THE REALITY THEY HAVE CHOSEN TO LEAVE BEHIND.
Joseph Amenta - Director
Joseph has directed, written, and produced numerous short films that have played festivals internationally. His recent short, HAUS, premiered Vancouver International Film Festival and was selected for Clermont Ferrand International Competition 2019. Joseph was offered the TIFF Avrich Fund industry festival pass as one of 10 promising Canadian filmmakers in 2018. He has recently completed a residency at the Directors’ Lab at the Canadian Film Centre and holds an Honours degree from Ryerson University in Film Studies.
Alexandra Roberts - Producer
Alexandra Roberts specializes in creating ambitious and forward-thinking film, documentary, and episodic content. She cut her teeth in the industry on the first season of VICE’s Emmy-winning newsmagazine series for HBO, and since then her work has aired internationally on Al Jazeera English, VICELAND, Hulu, ARTE, and OUTtv, among others. She received her MA in Media Studies from the New School, a BA in Cultural Studies from McGill University, and is a 2018 alumni of the Producers’ Lab at the Canadian Film Centre
Danny Sedore - Producer
Danny Sedore has produced countless short films, music videos, and branded pieces. He manages POV 3rd Street, an organization that connects underprivileged youth to job opportunities in the film industry. Over the course of his tenure at POV, he has overseen production on a number of different short films that have gone on to play at festivals such as Inside Out. He received his B.A in English Literature from The University of Toronto and in 2018 he completed his Producers’ Lab residency at the Canadian Film Centre.
Alyson Richards - Executive Producer
Alyson Richards produced DON’T TALK TO IRENE starring newcomer Michelle McLeod and Oscar-winner Geena Davis. The film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and won both the audience and jury awards at the Austin Film Festival. Other feature films she’s produced include Pat Mills’s dark comedy GUIDANCE (TIFF, New York Times Critic Pick, Netflix) and the feature documentary QUALITY BALLS (Hot Docs, Showtime, HBO Canada). She recently produced DOCKING, a 35 MM short epic from director Trevor Anderson that opened the Midnight Short program at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival.
Tribe selected for telefilm ‘talent to watch’ 2019
June 12th 2019
‘Creative teams from across the country submitted potential projects to one of the Program’s designated partners. From there, each partner submitted projects to Telefilm for consideration by the decision jury.’
Joseph Amenta’s Short Film Haus Opens Local Heroes - Inside Out Film Festival
May 3rd 2019
‘Inside Out’s annual collection of what this great city has to offer, this year’s Local Heroes brings us a wide assortment of queer treats that include ballroom, bicycling, textile vaginas, and a carrot.’
Joseph Amenta Wins Breakthrough Artist Award
May 2nd 2019
Joseph Amenta, along with 4 other writers, is selected for the Breakthrough Artist Award 2019.‘Together with the TSC, Ben Watkins (Creator, HAND OF GOD) has developed a Pay-It-Forward community bursary initiative. Ben is looking for creators who are looking to elevate their position in the industry, who do good work for their communities, and are serious about a career in the film & television industries to submit their work for consideration.’
Inside Out LGBTQ Fest Unveils 2019 Finance Forum Selection
April 29th 2019
Tribe will take part in the Inside Out Financing Forum 2019. ‘Inside Out, Canada’s largest LGBTQ film festival, distributor, and booster of LGBTQ content, has unveiled to Variety the 10 feature projects and eight international executives participating in its third annual Finance Forum.’