Hello my name is Sarah, is a fast paced video composed of short chapters. As a trans, gender non-conforming masculine of center person named Sarah, I have experienced a lot of uncomfortable situations centering my name. The name Sarah, shows up in the form of legal documents, cakes, mail, introductions, personal interactions, the internet, music, and famous people. The compilation of Hello my name is Sarah is a small fragment of situations I have endured. The individual stories range from four seconds to a few minutes. The video explores the usage of puppetry, humour, paper dolls, footage from my childhood as well as archival video footage from a decade of making work.
"Hello My Name Is Sarah explores the question via a surrealistic, fast-paced splicing of various comedic strands, while Piercing uses a brief, effective tale of an ear piercing to show how even a tiny act of authenticity can lead to serious consequences." - The Guardian
“How do we see ourselves, and how do others see us? From puppets to poetry, from dating to dancing, these short films carve out the space to be authentic and explore gender in a fresh way.” - Frameline 46
"This mixed media compilation featuring puppetry, paper dolls, and archival footage seeks to answer the age-old question; what’s in a name?" - Translations Film Festival
Premier Status: Hello my name is Sarah has been screened at Frameline 46 Film Festival, San Francisco, CA Oh! You Pretty Things, Castro Theater, Asterisk Film Klubb Screening, Bergen, Norway, Translations: Seattle Transgender Film Festival, Three Dollar Bill Cinema, 2022, Les Maine Gauches, Short Films, Marseille, France and Fringe! in London, SFTFF, and Melbourne queer film festival, Australia. Qaleidoscope, Queer Film and Performance on Tour, January - February 2023, London, Montreal, St. John’s, Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Edmonton and Victoria, Canada, Harvard and Gimli International Film Festival, Manitoba Canada.