About the Filmmakers

A young trans man stands in an empty, small theater space with a chandelier behind them. They wear a grey suit, brown and grey striped neck tie, and a tie clip with a red heart over a red shirt. They are smiling gently.
Marrok Sedgwick, Creative Producer Pronouns: they/them

Marrok Zenon Sedgwick is a disabled trans activist and educator who uses artmaking as their primary tool for challenging society’s injustices. As a creative producer and documentarian, Sedgwick has most recently produced and directed the documentary film Rewriting Love for their theater and film company, Fearless Minds Theatrical (FMT). The film looks at the changing nature of families as society grows more inclusive of LGBTQIA community members. As an educator, Sedgwick has worked in general education and special education classrooms, as well as with a drama program for youth with disabilities. Sedgwick’s goal is to build FMT into a non-profit community arts center, which will serve as a safe space for people from the disability, LGBTQ, and intersecting communities (especially communities of color) to make art, share resources, and find camaraderie. Sedgwick serves on the Rainbow Speakers and Friends panel, which travels across Monterey County to educate school and community groups about the LGBTQIA community. Photo by Javoneh Safakish

 

 

 

A young wearing a black vest and silver tie over a light pink shirt sits in front of a vase of flowers.
Reilly Skinner, Assistant Director, Director of Photography, and Editor Extraordinaire  Pronouns: he/him

Reilly Skinner grew up on a horse farm in Carmel Valley, CA. Since he was he 11, he stepped up as a leader in 4-H, the Unitarian Church, and finally film. He’s been creating narrative films since his junior year of high school. Stepping out of the spotlight, his recent drive and passion is fueled by documenting the lives of ordinary people to fight oppression. Photo by Marrok Sedgwick

 

 

 

 

 

 

Two young gentlemen stand on a grassy patio in front of a building with pink flamingos in the window. Reilly, on the viewer's left, wears a black blazer and tie over a maroon shirt. Marrok, on the viewers right, wears a blue suit with a bolo tie and red flower and pocket square.
Reilly Skinner and Marrok Sedgwick outside The Pink Flamingo Theater during the premiere weekend of Rewriting Love.

Photo by Lyn Whiting