Empty Cup Media is proud to work with our local LGBTQ+ community. We’ve had the opportunity to make many fabulous videos with various non profits in the area including Club 717, PFlag Durham, Aids Committee of Durham Region and Durham Alliance Outreach. Some of the video projects we have worked on are “LGBTQ 101”, Pride promo videos, uplifting biography videos on members of the LGBTQ community as well as photographing many drag shows. And we’d love a chance to throw some heels and mascara on and come and make some colourful and vibrant videos and photos with you!
Below are a few examples of our work with the LGBTQ+ community. The first two videos were made for Durham Alliance Outreach. They received a grant to make 5 “This is us” videos to go along with a campaign targeting 18-3o year olds in the LGBTQ+ community who may feel alone during the Covid lockdowns. Colin filmed 5 different people at 717 and around Durham Region sharing a bit about their coming out story, what makes them happy and what they’re looking forward to. They’re fun and uplifting videos about a handful of the excellent people in the community.
Colin wrote the concept for the videos and DAO found the participants to be in the video series.
Empty Cup Media ran a successful Kickstarter campaign in 2013 to raise funds to finish the shooting and editing of our feature length documentary “Heal Myself”. The film is about Kate Reid, a queer singer song writer, who writes music about queer families and her own experience as growing up a lesbian in Canada. Colin and Carla spent nearly 7 years filming Kate doing concerts, at her home in Vancouver and doing artist in residence projects with school boards across Ontario.