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Becoming a Man in 127 EASY Steps is a filmed interpretation of Scott Turner Schofield’s boundary-pushing, world-toured, award-winning performance piece embodying the experience of becoming a man.

We are producing this film for filming in 2018.

Writer/Performer: Scott Turner Schofield

Executive Producers:
• Scott Turner Schofield
• Andrea James

Budget:
$275K (total)

Genre: Documentary/Concert

Expected Rating: R

Length: 90 minute feature with additional web content

Aspect Ratio/Sound: 16:9 Dolby Digital

Project Status: Pre-Production

Pre-Production Schedule: Mid-2018

Production Schedule: Late 2018

Post-Production Schedule: Early 2019

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The Film

In this time of unprecedented visibility for transgender people, trans men still largely remain invisible.

Becoming a Man in 127 EASY Steps changes that. Since its first performance, the one-man tour de force has used laughter and deep personal insight to allow one audience at a time to see the unseen, to hear the unheard, and to know the unknown.

127 full stories comprise one epic life – pre, during, and post-transition – including stories not at all related to transition but that reveal Scott’s experience and perspective on being a man.

As a live theatre show, audiences would call out numbers, from 1 to 127, to hear 6-8 stories in one show – meaning every performance was unique. This “Choose Your Own Adventure” format translates to the filmed project, too: audiences can access the stories – as short films – through a web platform. The episodic structure allows the viewer to watch in any order they wish: by number, or by themes (such as transition, family, sex, comedy, or anger, to name a few). The best short films will be collected in a feature-length film.

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The Filmmakers

SCOTT TURNER SCHOFIELD
(SKO-feeld)

Named by OUT Magazine a “Trans Influencer of Hollywood,” Scott Turner Schofield became the first openly transgender actor in Daytime television with the recurring role of “Nick” on CBS’s the Bold and the Beautiful.  He is a part of Hollywood’s Transgender Tipping Point, and one of very few female to male actors in mainstream media.

Before his big television break, Scott toured internationally with his original solo theatre performances “Underground Transit,” “Debutante Balls” and “Becoming a Man in 127 EASY Steps.” He has performed in a main stage production at Festival d’Avignon (“La Faculté” by Christophe Honoré), acting in French with the Centre Dramatique de Bretagne under the direction of Eric Vigner. As a solo performer, his work has sold out the National Theatres of France and Belgium, as well as Miami’s Carnival Center and a dozen major performance venues around the US.

Recent projects include the recurring role of Liev in Pride: The Series on Amazon, and starring in the acclaimed short film Transmute. Scott has a starring role in The Conductor, a major motion picture premiering winter of 2018.

Scott has been honored with many distinctions and awards for his acting, among them a “Fruitie” audience choice award for Best Off-Broadway Performance, a Princess Grace Foundation Acting Fellowship, and a Creation Fund grant from the National Performance Network. He was considered for Daytime Emmy nominations in 2016 and ’17, and was the first transgender nominee for a 2017 Indie Series Award, in the same category as Emma Thompson.

Scott uses his celebrity platform to build bridges of understanding about transgender people in the mainstream, though he has served as an educator, consultant and spokesperson long before arriving in any spotlight. Considered one of his generation’s trailblazers in the movement for transgender liberation, Scott uses a mix of storytelling and advocacy to create and change policies at educational institutions and corporations. His TED Talk, “Ending Gender” is an acclaimed and globally-utilized tool for understanding gender diversity.

ANDREA JAMES

Andrea is a writer, director, producer, and transgender activist. While writing ads for ten years at top Chicago agencies, she authored tsroadmap.com, a how-to guide for transgender people.

In 2003, she co-founded Deep Stealth Productions, creating numerous instructional videos. She produced and appeared in first all-transgender performance of The Vagina Monologues, featured in the documentary Beautiful Daughters. Andrea consulted with Felicity Huffman and is the opening shot of the film Transamerica.

Andrea produced and appeared in Transamerican Love Story, and she has served on the Boards of Directors for TransYouth Family Allies and Outfest.

She has collaborated with Jamison Hebert previously on “Family Restaurant,” a children’s film for preschoolers with gay and lesbian parents. Andrea directed their second project, Alec Mapa: Baby Daddy, a concert film about gay adoption that premiered on Showtime. She’s also helped produce the FUSE docu-series Transcendent, following the personal and professional relationships of a group of trans women of color, and Gender Revolution: A Journey with Katie Couric for National Geographic.

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