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Award-winning Film "Pink & Blue" Shares Never-Before-Told Story of a Trans Couple of Color Parenting

Crea and Armani gush over new baby clothes. (Actors: Níkẹ Uche Kadri & Jojo Brown.)

LGBT stories are being told in TV shows and movies more than ever before. Though we still have a long way to go before our community consistently receives more roles and authentic storytelling, it's important for us to celebrate the strides us #gayes have made in the tv & film industry!

The award-winning short film "Pink & Blue" will make its California Premiere at the 39th Annual Outfest Los Angeles LGBTQ Film Festival in theaters as well as on their virtual platform, according to a press release.

Photos Courtesy of Dagbasi Productions

Pink & Blue is about the joys and sorrows of first-time parenting for a Trans couple of color. Filmed during the COVID-19 pandemic in late 2020 on Munsee Lenape land in Lenapehoking (Brooklyn), this film authentically represents a never-before-told story, starring Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) LGBQ+ (TGNC) transgender and gender nonconforming folk on camera and behind-the-scenes.

Crea straddles scattered positive pregnancy tests as they sit on the toilet. (Actor: Níkẹ Uche Kadri.)

Pink & Blue is the first film from Dagbasi Productions: a Black, LGBQ+ TGNC-owned and operated media production company dedicated to inclusive storytelling by, for and with underrepresented communities. Founded in 2020 on Juneteenth by award-winning actor and Black Trans/Genderqueer filmmaker Níkẹ Uche Kadri (they/he), Dagbasi means ‘evolve’ or ‘grow’ in Yoruba: a Nigerian tribe that Níkẹ is a first-generation descendant of.

The film is directed by Queer Non-Binary Afro-Pilipinx American filmmaker and passionate social activist Carmen LoBue, who most recently directed on Hulu’s Initiative 29 “Your Attention Please: Tao Leigh Goffe” streaming now.

DP April Maxey films actress Jojo Brown.

Director Carmen LoBue holds a monitor.

Carmen’s earlier recognition includes Paper Magazine's "Paper Predictions: 100 people taking over 2019", the Tribeca Disruptor Foundation (Craig Hatkoff), and The Legacy Lab’s 2018 New Legacy Maker Honoree. LoBue also directed Season One of the dramedy web series Cheer Up Charlie (Hollyshorts, Urbanworld Film Festival ‘19) which earned them a nomination for Best Director at TOWEBFEST in 2019.

Pink & Blue's first theatrical premiere will be at the Director's Guild of America on August 21st at 6:45pm PST via Outfest’s SHORTS: TRANSCENDENTAL category.


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