Making a Film Is Only Half the Battle

Making your first feature documentary is hard, and it's a process that you rarely get a close look at. This is why I decided to start documenting my own struggle as a filmmaker.

About three years ago I started working on my debut feature doc called The Pearl Of Africa. Making it seems to be impossible, which I why I decided to create a vlog about my struggle to make the film.

The Pearl Of Africa is a story about love, hate and being transgender, in one of the worlds most transphobic places, Uganda.

The film has been selected to Hot Docs, one of the world's largest documentary festivals. In this episode, we're screening the film for the first time in Toronto. But making the film, and having the world premiere is only half the battle, here's why...