Do you remember the moment you first said I love you to your partner?
Featuring Nathan Mohebbi. Created for LGBTQ+ Pride 2018
After years of development, I finally performed "I AM SEAGULL" play with a group of actor's and musicians in Los Angeles. Inspired by Anton Chekhov's The Seagull, I AM SEAGULL reimagines his Russian character's as LGBT+ hiding in a remote part of North America, now described as The United Soviet States of America. Written, Directed & Edited by Frankie Kraft Filmed by Rhea Bozzachi Music and Lyrics by Ryland Shelton Original Score by Jessie Jacobson Choreography by Arne Gjelten Makeup and Hair by Tommy Hauth Production Design by Tomas DeLucia Featuring: Arne Gjelten, Ashley Diane Currie, Frankie Kraft, Jessie Jacobson, Kareem Ferguson, Kenton Chen, Michael Kearns, Nancy Ma, Nathan Mohebbi, Richardson Jones, Ryland Shelton, Toni Christopher, and Tristan Scott Behrends This performance of I AM SEAGULL benefitted the LGBT+ organization RAINBOW RAILROAD: Can you imagine living in fear of persecution, torture or murder? Can you imagine going to jail for who you are or who you love? That is a reality for so many LGBTQI individuals around the world. Rainbow Railroad has helped more than 500 individuals find a path to safety to start a new life — free from persecution.Still today there are 71 countries where being LGBTQI is criminalized, and in eight countries the sentence can be the death penalty. By donating to Rainbow Railroad, you help provide information and support to LGBTQI individuals living in fear and isolation due to government and police supported persecution and violence. In many cases Rainbow Railroad is able to provide funds to help individuals get to safe or safer countries for LGBTQI people. This can include funds to cover the cost of travel documents, airfare, and basic needs while individuals are in hiding or preparing to leave to a safer country. It costs $10,000 to help an LGBTQI person find a path to freedom. That includes pre-travel support, direct travel costs, and other support costs. If you don’t have the money to contribute right now, please tell your friends and family, spread the word on Facebook, and consider becoming a volunteer. www.rainbowrailroad.com
*HONORABLE MENTION* Locarno Queer Popcorn LGBT Film Festival 2017
A heartbroken artist wanting to move on from his last relationship crosses paths with a robot designed for love.
Written and Peformed by Sammi Kane Kraft and Scary Girls
Featuring Will Brankse
Featuring Alana Haim
Featuring Grasie Mercedes
"You'll Get What's Comin" from "What I Became" written and performed by Sammi Kane Kraft