Jes speaks with artist Kal Yelle about their film Trans, film theory, and what's next, especially after being a recent film student graduate.
Kal Yelle (they/them) is a DIY filmmaker and documentarian who enjoys crafting narratives using experimental techniques. They have a background in analog film (specifically 16mm and Super 8) and cultural theory. Most of their films - fiction and documentary - revolve around the stories and lived experiences of queer and trans individuals.
"I myself am both queer and non-binary. One of my main interests is figuring how to ethically and respectfully represent the truths and stories of individuals belonging to marginalized groups on camera, which I intend to explore in my ongoing work.”
A recent University of Minnesota Graduate, they shoot using a mix of analog 16mm and digital footage, and also like to incorporate 2D animation in their projects.
Learn more about Kal here.
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Theme music by Jes Reyes.
Original recording date: September 25, 2021