Like A Riot

"The learning process is something you can incite, literally incite, like a riot" - Audre Lorde
In this action-packed thriller, CampbellX and Sophie Mayer find and replace film posters promoting movies by white straight dudes about white straight dudes. The (finger puppet) protagonists gleefully complete their quest in the tube, and on the streets of London, to an original song by the QWOC punk band, Big Joanie.

  • Krissy Mahan
  • Krissy Mahan
  • Krissy Mahan
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Short
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  • Runtime:
    2 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    July 23, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    5 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Student Project:
  • Wotever DIY Film Festival
    United Kingdom
    September 4, 2016
    World Premiere
  • Scottish Queer International Film Festival
    United Kingdom
    September 29, 2016
    Scottish Premiere
  • Leeds Queer International Film Festival
    United Kingdom
    March 24, 2017
Director Biography - Krissy Mahan

krissy mahan is a working class filmmaker whose work uses humor to explore contemporary issues such as accessibility, gender expression and classism.
krissy mahan has been amusing herself and hopefully audiences with her short movies since the mid-90s. A self-taught troublemaker, mahan lives on Lenapehoking, the traditional and current lands of the Lenni Lenape, known also as South Jersey, USA. She supports BDS.

Mahan has lived for 50+ years in a working class post-industrial area filled with a complicated family stories and ways of getting by.

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Director Statement

From festival programs:
Like A Riot, Dir. Krissy Mahan, USA, 2016, 02.00
Krissy Mahan is back again this year with this wonderful short in which puppet Sophie Mayer hangs out with Campbell X’s puppet self. The two super heroes embark on a campaign to deal with the white, male overkill prevalent in the film industry. And what better way to incite a riot to the soundtrack of London-based punk band Big Joanie?”
( WWDIYFF 2016 program notes )

“Like A Riot” 2m Dir. Krissy Mahan, USA, 2016
“Like anyone who grew up with the Muppets and Fraggle Rock, I have always wanted to have a puppet self. And of course I want my puppet self to hang out with Campbell X’s puppet self. Krissy Mahan has made it happen!” Dr. Sophie Mayer
( SQIFF 2016 program notes )