MyMy (14mins, 2014) – Written & Directed by Anna Helme

In a mythic cyberfeminist universe, a frustrated young man yearns for affinity and connection. In this age of digital avatars, he crafts a version of himself that is far more corporeal – by stitching together parts of himself to become his own cyborg twin, embracing the radical potential to create the self. However his new clone has been corrupted by a techno-magick virus. This Other self embodies a dangerous idea: that there are parts of ourselves beyond our control.

This lo-fi sci-fi short film is an experimental hybrid of documentary, fiction and performance art. The story plays out in an affective cinematic mode, largely based on a lexicon of imagery and gesture. It features two transgender men, playing a very queer version of their own characters as they perform aspects of themselves onscreen. Throughout the film they are haunted by a chimera, a post-human personification of the desires, fears and possibilities that form who we might be in the future.

The film features a compelling cast of Sydney queer artists and performers. Jackson Stacy is a sculpture and media artist whose work includes The Testosterdome commissioned for Nextwave 2014, Vincent Silk is a writer of poetic science fiction and a craft-maker. Justin Shoulder is an acclaimed performance artist, whose shows include “The River Eats” at Carriage Works in 2013.



Festival screenings include: Frameline 2014, Outfest LA 2014, BFI Flare 2015, Milwaukee LGBT Film Festival 2014, Translations Seattle Transgender Film Festival 2014, Fresno Reel Pride 2014, QueerScreen Film Festival 2014, My Queer Career Mardi Gras Film Festival 2015, Brisbane Queer Film Festival 2015, San Francisco Transgender Film Festival 2015, Xposed Berlin 2015, Transcreen Amsterdam 2015, Dublin GAZE 2015, Scottish International Queer Film Festival 2015, El Sugar Sin Limites Ecuador 2015, Queer Streifen Germany 2015, Tilde Transgender & Gender Diverse Film Festival Melbourne 2015, Pink Screens Film Festival Belgium 2016


AWARDS: Best Short Film Queer Streifen Film Festival, Renegade Films “Most Daring and Innovative Film” Award VCA Graduate Awards
NOMINATED: Best Australian Queer Short MQFF, My Queer Career Best Australian Short Mardi Gras Film Festival