SPEED OF JOY PRODUCTIONS ANNOUNCES NEW NARRATIVE WEB SERIES, HER STORY; STARTS CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGN
Executive produced by Eve Ensler, series examining the dating lives of trans and queer women stars Jen Richards, Angelica Ross, and Laura Zak and is directed by Sydney Freeland
HER STORY to premiere Fall 2015
LOS ANGELES, CA (August 3, 2015) – Producer Katherine Fisher and Speed of Joy Productions will release a new independent narrative web series titled Her Story in Fall 2015, it was announced today by Fisher. The series looks inside the dating lives of trans and queer women as they navigate the intersection of desire and identity.
Her Story stars transgender activist Jen Richards who is currently featured in E!’s I am Cait and wrote the controversial cover story for this month’s Advocate Magazine about the inner workings of the Trans Movement. The series also features accomplished trans entrepreneur and actor Angelica Ross and writer/actor Laura Zak, star of the hit web series#Hashtag.
Jen Richards and Laura Zak are co-writers on the series, with award-winning filmmaker Sydney Freeland (Drunktown’s Finest) directing. Playwright and activist Eve Ensler is Executive Producer.
Her Story centers around two trans women in Los Angeles who have given up on love, when suddenly chance encounters give them hope. Violet (Jen Richards) is drawn to Allie (Laura Zak), a reporter who approaches her for an interview, while career-driven Paige (Angelica Ross) meets James (Christian Ochoa), the first man she’s considered opening up to in years.
“Trans women in the media have long been punchlines, killers, indications of urban grit, pathetic tragedies, and dangerous sirens,” said Jen Richards. “Rarely have they been complex characters who laugh, struggle, and grow; who share strength in sisterhood; who seek and find love.”
Producer Katherine Fisher adds, “Her Story depicts the unique, complicated, and very human women we see in queer communities, and explores how these women navigate the intersections of label identity and love. With this project we have the opportunity to positively shift cultural perceptions of women in the trans and queer communities. We invite you to join us in helping to make visible the lives of women who too often are made invisible.”
Both behind and in front of the camera, Her Story tells the stories of trans and queer individuals by trans and queer individuals, working together to create high-quality, universally relatable LGBTQ content. Principal photography concluded in May and the project is currently in post-production. Speed of Joy Productions launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo on August 2nd to help fund post-production and marketing.
Her Story will be released in Fall 2015. Details on the series’ distribution will be announced at a later date. More information on the cast and crew can be found at herstoryshow.com