“Transparent” alum Alexandra Billings has introduced her subsequent venture: she’ll be govt producing and starring in “Queen Tut,” a new indie function following a queer Egyptian teenager who befriends a trans mom in Toronto.
The movie shall be directed by Egyptian Canadian filmmaker Reem Morsi, and the script is written by Bryan Mark, Kaveh Mohebbi, and Abdul Malik. It shall be financed and produced in half by Fae Pictures, a manufacturing firm on a mission to “decolonize Hollywood by creating cinematic content material for, by, and about queer, trans, and BIPOC individuals,” in keeping with its web site. The firm most lately developed “Framing Agnes,” which premiered at Sundance 2022.
The movie is anticipated to enter manufacturing this summer time in Toronto. “This is a movie about household. About chosen household and birthed household and the historic worth of queer revolution. Generational dialogue is a religious expertise and each character resonates with a profound sense of magnificence, energy, and hope,” Billings stated, per Deadline. “This is the Trans expertise; Handed down from one human to the following. And whether or not that household is blood or whether or not that household is a divine intervention, after we are all a part of the telling of one another’s expertise, humanity blossoms. I’m deeply honored to be a a part of this.”
Producer Shant Joshi additionally expressed enthusiasm for the venture, saying, “I’m so excited to be taking this subsequent step with Alexandra, somebody who has tirelessly blazed a path for queer and trans lives and is consistently delivering phrases of kindness, love, and knowledge to people all around the world by her advocacy and her work on the web page, on the stage, and on the display. I really feel so privileged to have the chance to work along with her in telling this story about a younger queer brown boy discovering himself in Toronto’s drag underworld.”
Read forward for extra particulars about “Queen Tut.”