Video Performed and Edited by Frankie Kraft. Shot on iPhone 8. Music and Lyrics by Sammi Kraft. Originally written in 2011, featured in "Funeral: A Musical" and in the web series "What I Became: The Story of Funeral: A Musical" (available on Sammi Girl Productions YouTube Channel) My younger sister Sammi was/is my biggest inspiration. Today marks seven years since her death. I’m proud to continue her legacy through my art. This song is a demo track Sam and I made in 2012, months before she passed. Written completely by Sammi Kraft, performed by Us. Produced by Nick Paul (with forever gratitude and love for his contribution and genius). Every year I like to work through my grief by doing something productive and creative. This is for me and of course for Sam. Everything I made with Sam is unfinished, hence the reason why I haven’t shared more of it. But I feel like it’s time. #Skk #keepthemusicalive #letsgohome Created by Frankie Kraft (@frankiekraft) Performed by Frankie Kraft & Sammi Kraft Music & Lyrics by Sammi Kraft (@samkrafty) Demo Produced by Nick Paul (@nicky_paul) www.frankiekraft.com www.sammigirlproductions.com
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
Written & Directed by Kevin Rios
Starring Frankie Kraft
AWARDS: Iris Prize Nominee 2018 Programmer's Award @ Bushwick Film Festival 2018 Best Screenplay @ Las Vegas Queer Arts Film Festival 2018 OFFICIAL SELECTIONS: Wicked Queer: Boston LGBT Film Festival 2018 Inside Out: Toronto LGBT Film Festival 2018 Iris Prize Film Festival 2018 Bushwick Film Festival 2018 Hong Kong LGBT Film Festival 2018 Out on Film: Atlanta's LGBT Film Festival 2018 OUT CT: Connecticut's LGBT Film Festival 2018 Key West Film Festival 2018 Las Vegas Queer Arts Film Festival 2018 North Carolina's Gay & Lesbian Film Festival 2018 Nonplussed Fest 2018 Reeling 2019: Chicago's LGBTQ+ International Film Festival Roze Filmdagen Amsterdam's LGBT Film Festival 2019 Melbourne Queer Film Festival 2019 Freibrug Queer Film Festival 2019 Queer Screen's 26th Mardi Gras Film Festival 2019 Lovers Film Festival, Torino LGBTQI Visions 2019
*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