© Marianne Williams, 2020

Los Angeles, CA

VESSELS
short film, 2015

Written and directed by Arkasha Stevenson

Produced by Halee Bernard

Cinematography by Marianne Williams

Production design by Andrea Arce Duval

Edited by Steph Zenee Perez

A young transgender woman considers a dangerous operation that may be her only option in gaining a more feminine body.

Awards

Vimeo Staff Pick / available online (2019)

NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (2017) - Best Editing

San Diego Film Week (2017) - Best Drama / Narrative Short

Mexico International Film Festival (2016) - Golden Palm Award: Best Student Film

FilmOut San Diego (2016) - Best Short

Iris Prize Festival (2015) -  Iris Prize

​IndieFEST Film Awards (2015) - Award of Merit

Official Selection

Bloomington Pride Film Festival

Festival Chéries-Chéris

Holebifilmfestival

Sardinia Queer Short Film Festival

Scream Queen FilmFest Tokyo

PERLEN - Queer Film Festival Hannover

New Orleans Film Festival

Southwest Gay & Lesbian Film Festival

Out of Film - Atlanta's LGBT Film Festival

Cinema Queer International Film Festival

Proud! Film Festival

CMG Short Film Festival

Darwin International Film Festival

North Louisiana Gay & Lesbian Film Festival

Outflix Film Festival

DC Shorts Film Festival

Long Beach QFilm Festival

Alice Springs Pride Carnivale

Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival

The Cinema Museum

Northa Carolina Gay + Lesbian Film Festival

GAZE International LGBT Film Festival

Seattle Transmedia & Independent Film Festival

Cinema Q Film Festival

New Filmmakers Los Angeles

Frameline40

Outeast Film Festival

Los Angeles Film Festival

FilmOut San Diego

Inside Out Toronto LGBT Film Festival

Kashish Mumbai International Queer Film Festival

QFest St. Louis

Transgender Film Festival

Boston LGBT Film Festival

Melbourne Queer Film Festival

Portland Oregon Women's Film Festival

Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival

Mardi Gras Film Festival

Brisbane Queer Film and Video Festival

San Francisco Independent Film Festival

Film Crash Festival

With support from Panavision and Light Iron.

 

Original microscopy photographed with assistance from UCLA Medical and Veteran's Hospital West LA.