USA
Georden West

Playland

Documentary

ABOUT MOVIE

With an eclectic ensemble of queer performers, including drag icon Lady Bunny and Pose’s Danielle Cooper, Playland is transdisciplinary in every sense of the word: music, dance, archival footage, tableaux, opera, and performance art are layered into an ethereal piece subverting all boundaries.

Original title
Playland
Country
USA
Year
January 2023
Duration
72’
Color / Black&White
Color
Genre
Documentary

DIRECTOR:

Georden West

Georden West (1992, USA) is a multimedia artist and filmmaker. They studied visual media art at Emerson University’s graduate school and undertook an internship at SHOWstudio, where their experience led to Student Academy Award-winning short Patron Saint (2019). West was a 2021-22 Fine Arts Work Center Visual Arts Fellow and a 2021 Academy Gold Women’s Fellowship Finalist. Playland (2023), selected for IFFR 2023, is West’s first feature and stemmed from research carried out at Boston’s LGBTQ archive, The History Project.

TEAM

Director / Screenwriter
Georden West
Director / Screenwriter
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Camera
Jo Jo Lam
Editing
Georden West, Russell Sheaffer
Production design
Kristen Dempsey, Leslie Travers
Cast
Lady Bunny, Danielle Cooper, Maine Anders, Aidan Dick, Gatekeeper Adrian, Jet Sprat, José Lapaz-Rodriguez
Producer
Russell Sheaffer, Hannah McSwiggen, Danielle Cooper
Production
Artless Media, Stars Collective, Public School Pictures
World sales company
alief SAS www.alief.co.uk