1. Paul James Raval, Producer/Director

    Named one of Filmmaker Magazine’s “25 New Faces of Independent Film 2006” and Out Magazine’s “100 Out 2010,” PJ Raval discovered film and video after working with photography and media installation art. Raval’s previous documentary, Trinidad, co-directed by Jay Hodges and acquired by Showtime and MTV's Logo, uncovers Trinidad, Colorado’s transformation from Wild West outpost to “sex change capital of the world,” and follows three influential transgender women who may steer the rural ranching town toward becoming the “transsexual mecca.” Raval’s cinematography credits include the Academy Award-nominated documentary Trouble the Water, Kyle Henry’s forthcoming FourPlay, Independent Spirit Award-nominated Room, and the Los Angeles Film Festival Narrative Feature Award winner, Gretchen.