COME AND TAKE IT
(25 min) US


Directors/Producers: PJ Raval, Ellen Spiro

Description:

This short documentary film captures the transformation of a young woman to leadership of America’s most irreverent anti-gun violence movement called #CocksNotGlocks. After concealed carry of handguns is legalized on the University of Texas campus, Jessica Jin posts clever humor on social media,  and with the help of a tight-knit group of young female students, a movement is born: The Great Texas Dildo Revolt.

Biography:

PJ Raval is an award-winning filmmaker. His work explores the overlooked subcultures and identities within the already marginalized LGBTQ+ community. Named one of Filmmaker Magazine’s ‘25 new faces of independent film′ and Out Magazine’s ‘OUT 100′, PJ discovered film and video after working with photography and media installation art early in his career. PJ recently completed Before You Know It  following the lives of three gay senior men. PJ also continues to collaborate with performer and “provocateur” Paul Soileau under the name “Three dollar Cinema.” PJ’s previous film Trinidad uncovers Trinidad, Colorado’s transformation from Wild West outpost to “sex change capital of the world” and follows three influential transgender women who may steer the rural ranching town toward becoming the “transsexual mecca.” Also an award-winning cinematographer, PJ’s work has been showcased at both Sundance and Cannes and earned him awards such as the ASC Charles B. Lang Jr. Heritage Award as well as the Haskell Wexler Award for Best Cinematography. 

Ellen Spiro is a Guggenheim Fellow, a Fulbright Fellow, a two-time Rockefeller Fellow, and an Emmy Award-winner. She is known for making humorous social issue films for national and international television broadcasts (HBO, PBS, Sundance, BBC) and theatrical release. Spiro directed a nationally broadcast NOW on PBS special “Fixing the Future” with on-camera host David Brancaccio. Spiro directed Body of War (co-directed and co-produced with Phil Donahue), which was short-listed for an Academy Award for Best Documentary and won Best Documentary by the National Board of Review. Spiro directed a music video, No More, an original song by Eddie Vedder that he wrote for Body of War. Spiro was awarded The Foundation of American Women in Radio and Television’s Gracie Award for Outstanding Director and Outstanding Documentary for Troop 1500.

Contact information:

w: http://comeandtakeitdoc.com
E: safetyorangefilms@gmail.com

 



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