I make non-fiction films about the LGBT experience to help right a wrong: there aren’t nearly enough authentic, complex images of gay people out there. The result is that too many people – gay and straight – perpetuate narrow, homophobic stereotypes, and continue to live in fear. My work is inspired by other gay documentaries, including the ones below. I plan to keep making films like these until there’s no more need for them.
Symons recently dropped by ITVS and talked about his early experiences working with the organization as an emerging independent filmmaker.
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August 10, 2023
ITVS is pleased to welcome Brandii Rice as our new Head of Business and Legal Affairs. In her role Rice will oversee business and legal affairs across the ITVS brand portfolio. In addition, she will guide licensing and business strategies to support ITVS’ content development, production, distribution and audience development goals. She will join ITVS…
June 7, 2023
Carrie Lozano joins ITVS from the Sundance Institute, where she served as director of Documentary Film and Artist Programs, supporting boundary-breaking filmmakers across the globe. At ITVS, she will continue to protect independent artists’ voices, editorial control and copyright while elevating nonfiction storytelling as an essential strategy…
June 1, 2023
Discover how Lisa Tawil's appointment to the International Board of INPUT strengthens worldwide collaboration in public media.