About — Sissy Screens

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Sissy Screens is a queer screen culture platform. We champion queer cinema and feature videos, essays, photography and host screenings and events. Directed by queer and gender diverse artists who are passionate about showcasing queer artists and their work, Sissy Screens is a not-for-profit organisation interested in content that provides a nuanced and evolving representation of LGBTQIA+ experiences.
Organisation Director, Editor & Programmer

Tali is a Melbourne-based editor, writer and programmer who moonlights as an arts management hag. She is passionate about New Queer Cinema, Gore Vidal and Jennifer Lopez’s turn as an ex-lesbian contract killer in 2003's Gigli (“It’s Turkey time. Gobble, gobble.")

Creative Director

Amery Oke-Johnston is a multi-disciplined designer. He has worked across multiple queer and arts related projects, such as the design execution and re-brand of TILDE, Trans & Gender Diverse Film Festival and publication design for ‘Clear Expectations, Guidelines for Institutions, Galleries and Curators working with Trans, Non-Binary and Gender Diverse Artists’ (a NAVA funded project). The foundation of his approach is derived from the concept that design should not only touch the mind, but also the heart.

Organisation Director & Head of Moving Image

Alex is an Australian cinematographer who primarily works across films, documentaries and fashion projects. She has worked on films screened at Venice Film Festival, Outfest and MIFF to name a few. She prioritises queer and female-identifying crew and their projects. Alex is passionate about nuanced queer characters and shooting jockstrap campaigns.

Photo Editor

Parker is an Australian photographer who specialises in documentary, portrait and lifestyle projects. His work has been featured in numerous publications and has exhibited in Australia, New York, London and Berlin. His project ‘Self Made’ began in 2004 as a photo series documenting trans men in Sydney but soon evolved into a way for Parker to express himself and begin his ongoing trans journey. Celebrating gender diverse artists, Parker curates exhibitions with his community and continues to champion and promote their work.

Head of Branded Content

Alexandra is an established producer whose multifaceted practice spans short and long-form film, television, music video, online, video installation and commercial formats—for major brands that have included Nike, Virgin Australia, eBay and VICE. A bona fide boss of all things production, when she's not cracking her whip to deliver the goods for her clients, she's necking fresh oysters and describing all her favourite things as 'horny'. Get her on your team and you're already halfway there.

Copy Editor

For Steph style is about how well a para wears an em or an en dash, and as Sissy’s resident copyeditor we love her for it. Steph is a comms pro, a writer and editor by trade, and develops strategy and public policy in her 9 to 5. Having worked at The Monthly, Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation, Creative Victoria and now Bushfire Recovery Victoria, she has a sweet mix of publishing, non-profit and gov experience. It won’t surprise that she loves books, food, talking politics and changing the world.

Acknowledgment of Country
Sissy Screens acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the lands on which we live and work. We pay our respects to the Kulin Nation and all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders—past, present and future.
Thank You

Kali Bateman (Colour Grading Sponsor)
Jenn Leonfore (Sound Design & Mix Sponsor)
Hannah Palmer (Lighting Sponsor)
House of Dévine
Lachlan Harris
Eugene Howard
Archie & Ernie