“When I first met James and Ashlee in 2012, I immediately empathized with what they were going through in Ellenville. I also grew up in a small town where I was ostracized and mistreated. But instead of being bullied for being gay, Ashlee and James were harassed for being transgender. I suggested we collaborate on a film that would capture their experiences, the beautiful ones as well as the heartbreakers.  James, Ashlee and Amy were excited to have their voices be heard and I picked up my camera accordingly. It’s now twelve years later and we can’t wait to share this film with audiences soon. The story we’re telling together feels genuinely epic.”