Black is Blue

Black Is Blue is a chilling dramatic tale inspired by the 2013 murder­suicide of a transwoman who shot and killed a transman before turning the gun on herself. Set against the backdrop of the current tech boom of San Francisco Bay Area, the film follows two trans people in present day Oakland who struggle to find home in their bodies and home in the ever changing landscape of the early 21st century. 

Cheryl Dunye Cheryl Dunye
DIRECTOR

Cheryl Dunye is a native of Liberia, and holds an MFA from Rutgers University. She has made over 15 films exploring the intersection of race, class and gender in the lives of queer women of color. Her... more»

Marc Smolowitz Marc Smolowitz
PRODUCER

Marc Smolowitz​is a multi­award winning director, producer and executive producer with 20+ years of experience across the entertainment business. His films have screened at Sundance,... more»

Kingston Farady Kingston Farady
LEAD ACTOR, CO-WRITER

Kingston Farady​is an openly trans actor, writer, and advocate who was featured in the original B​lack is Blue s​hort film in 2014. He will be the lead actor and a key collaborator... more»

Additional Credits

Production still photo credit: Elizabeth Strong