Becoming Jamie: Shock and Joy, page 2

Posted by on Mar 3, 2017 in Blog, Film | 0 comments

< Go back Halloween, 1973 Scene: Jamie is lying on an examination table. A tech wearing protective glasses, sterile mask and a large, glittery pin that reads: ELECTROLOGIST taps on Jamie’s cheek with a probe, beeping with each touch. Then, she tweezes a hair from Jamie’s face. “I’ve been on this table over 100 hours and it’s far from over.”  Cut to Jamie, clearly upset, entering her bathroom at home wearing only a black sports bra, leggings and cloche hat, which she rips off revealing her bald head. “Look at me. This is why I suffer so badly...

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Becoming Jamie: Shock and Joy – in production

Posted by on Jan 24, 2017 in Blog, Film | 0 comments

Jamie Peebles turned 65 on December 31st. At age 63 he realized he is a woman. On November 28th we filmed her confirmation surgery in San Francisco. Less than two months later she experienced her first orgasm as a woman. Jamie, Real Estate agent Confirmation surgery, November 29, 2016 The day before confirmation surgery The feature documentary is Jamie’s personal, poignant, revelatory, hilarious, and joyful story told through video diary recordings and my filming. Jamie is a brilliant engineer – she built the studios of Oxygen Media and Current TV – a photographer,...

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John Cardinale

Posted by on Nov 3, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

My name is John Cardinale. They call my office partner and me the “mad scientists” of the New York Department of Health and Human Services. I received a PhD in quantitative methods in social service research from City University. I’m working on a very new initiative to help fathers who have violations because they’re not paying child support. They might have gotten out of jail, they may have disabilities, or they’re having trouble getting work. And, the mothers of their children are mostly single parents. The data we’re looking at helps us understand why they’re failing. The...

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Velib in Paris

Posted by on Oct 12, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Velib in Paris

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Anna Reifman

Posted by on Oct 12, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Hi, my name is Anna Reifman. We all have things that are wrong in our lives, but we got up this morning. Be grateful! I am proud of the fact that I am grateful to be alive. There were days when I was younger when I wondered why I was alive, because I suffer from depression. I didn’t even want to get out of bed. I am finally following my dream of going to college, even if it is taking me forever: one or few classes at a time. After high school I went right to work. I was laid off after they moved part of my job Barcelona, Spain, and then the rest of it to somewhere in Texas. At that time I...

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Gladys Esquijarosa

Posted by on Oct 9, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

My name is Gladys Esquijarosa. Growing up, others have taken it upon themselves to define me. Now it’s time that I define myself. I love to write, listen to music, go to museums, and go out and see nature. In my life, most people, including my family, have seen my challenge and not me. It is a part of my life. I wish I wasn’t there, but it is not my whole life. I’ve been striving to work on not seeing myself as a victim, but sometimes I’m not successful. I have mild cerebral palsy. If I were to describe my situation I would say that I am a person who happens to have a physical...

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