Release Year: 2021
Director: Jordana Valerie Allen-Shim
Writer: Jordana Valerie Allen-Shim
Producer: Barrie Film Festival
Editor: Jordana Valerie Allen-Shim
Director of Photography: Acheir Muhammad Almoguea
Lead Cast: Emery Nguyen, Puneet Kuldeep Bajwa
Queer Isolation is a short film made for the Barrie Film Festival’s Youth Virtual Media Arts Program about Noelle, a young Asian-Canadian transgender woman forced back into the closet when she moves back in with her parents after losing her job due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
About the director
Jordana Valerie Allen-Shim is a lesbian, and less importantly, an award-winning Korean and Jewish writer, director, and editor whose work has been featured in over 115 film festivals around the globe.
She was told not to mention She-Ra in her bio unless it related to her own creative practice but, to paraphrase She-Ra, has never listened to anyone in her life, and will not be starting now. Jordana’s greatest hope in life is to make art even gayer than She-Ra, ideally in the form of an anti-capitalist musical featuring her favorite ABBA songs.