WHAT'S IN A NAME
(Feature Documentary, in production)
The documentary, What’s in a Name, tells the personal stories of three trans women, Tania Cordova, Eisha Love, and Reyna Ortiz, who are fighting to overturn a law barring people with felony convictions from legally changing their names. After a four-year battle, HB2542 passed in January of 2023. Click link to see updates on film website.
ACLU: TRANS IN AMERICA
(Documentary, 16 min, 2018)
Eisha Loves shares the daily struggles Black trans women face in Chicago and across America.
With trans visibility at an all-time high, we must remember that visibility is not a substitute for equality. Trans filmmaker Cary Cronenwett tackles this disparity in a new short film series with the ACLU: Trans in America.
(Documentary, 76 min, 2015)
A film set in Haiti (starring Zackary Drucker as Kathy Acker) becomes a documentary after the death of the co-director, Flo McGarrell.
(Narrative, 55 min, 2009)
Set in the post-revolutionary Russia of 1921, Maggots and Men re-imagines the uprising of the Kronstadt sailors (best known for Battleship Potemkin.) A huge ensemble cast, featuring scores of trans and gender non-conforming actors, re-enact this fascinating moment in history. (Watch on Criterion/ free 7 day trial)
(Narrative,105 min, 2013)
A kaleidoscopic vision of San Francisco's Mission District in the early 90's, Valencia, based on Michelle Tea's novel, is told through the eyes of Michelle, a punk dyke searching for love, drugs, and adventure.
(Experimental,11 min, 2013)
A poem to a lost friend, For Flo, is the filmmaker’s attempt to capture the magic of his brief relationship with his good friend and collaborative partner, Flo McGarrell.
(Experimental,1 min, 2011)
The price of Empire hasn't changed.
Collaboration with Tyler Matthew Oyer.
(Narrative,15 min, 2002)
Restless schoolboys have a lot on their minds in this homoerotic free-for-all where trans-masculine / GNC actors dominate.