This past year, Reel Girls media produced the award winning feature documentary, Finding Bobbi. Bobbi Charlton is writer/director Scot Morisonís first cousin. Her story unfolds as twenty-three years after last performing on stage as a man, she returns in the iconic role of Aunt Eller in an LGBTQ+ production of the Rogers and Hammerstein classic Okla¨homa! at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. The film follows her to opening night. Bobbi, Scot and Ava returned to Oregon in April 2019 for the world premiere at which Bobbi and the film received standing ovations at both of the sold out screenings. We are so proud of Bobbi and this film!
So far this year, the film has screened at another nine festivals including Londonís Raindance (they have more than 9700 submissions to this yearís festival); Mystic Film Festival in Connecticut (where it picked up the Human Rights Award); Alberta International Womenís Film Festival (where it picked up the Audience Choice Award); Vox Popular Media Arts Festival (where it received the Peopleís Choice Award); Moscowís Artango International Queer Film Festival, Tenerife, Spainís Fimucinema; North Carolinaís Indigo Moon Film festival; BCís New West Film Festival; and Calgary Pride. We have more screenings coming up for 2020!
We are currently in development with Michelle Morris and Lily Pictures on a feature film with writer/director Anne Wheeler, a feature film with writer/director Geraldine Carr, and a third feature with writer Scot Morison and director Francis Damberger.