We met with Ashley Joiner, 中央圣马丁 graduate and director of inspiring and informative documentary 为你感到骄傲？ The film covers the history of the LGBTQ+ movement in the fifty years since the Stonewall Riots. Reflecting upon prominent issues within the LGBTQ+ community like AIDs and hate crimes, the film also shows how the movement has supported people from all walks of life.
为你感到骄傲？ - 拖车 - 纪录片+关于LGBTQ骄傲游行和抗议
Before I started, everyone said ‘don’t start making a film without funding’, but that is what I did. Even though I did get that small bit of seed funding, it didn’t stretch very far. There were many personal sacrifices that I had to make, including investing my own money.
I have plans to make more documentaries and a scripted drama. I am also setting up a charity to support queer artists, which is my main focus at the moment. One of the things I learnt whilst making 为你感到骄傲？