Acting Human

When newly out Noel returns to high school in his new trans identity he hopes to fly under everyone's radar. Unfortunately, he quickly realizes this wish is unattainable as he faces harassment from students and faculty alike. The discrimination continues when he signs up for driver's ed, only to find that the instructor is incredibly bigoted. The one place Noel can find solace is in his new group of friends who are also trans and non-binary. When the friend group hears Noel is being bullied by his driving instructor, they set out to take revenge. However, their scheme backfires on them in, quite literally, the most explosive manner.

  • Augustus Tyde George
  • Augustus Tyde George
  • MJ Dondon
  • Makayla Leilua
  • MJ Dondon
  • Augustus George
  • Kruno Trinic
  • Elena Woodruff
  • Daniel Oliver Lee
    Key Cast
  • Kathleen Salazar
    Key Cast
  • Noelle Ramsay
    Key Cast
    Keepers of the Flame, The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon
  • Eli Wassertzug
    Key Cast
  • Jace Santiago
    Key Cast
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  • Genres:
    LGBTQ, Teen, High School, Dramedy
  • Runtime:
    32 minutes 26 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 29, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    20,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Student Project:
    Yes - New York University
Director Biography - Augustus Tyde George

Augustus Tyde G is a recent graduate from NYU TISCH, having received his BFA in film and television production with a concentration in TV writing. August identifies as trans-masculine/genderqueer and uses he/they pronouns. Growing up in a rural town in New Hampshire, August found himself having to seek out characters and media that he felt reflected his own identity as a queer person. He is pursuing a career in the television industry with the hope of bringing more diverse stories of LGBTQ people to the forefront of modern media. They aim to tell the stories of marginalized groups in an authentic manner which not only brings justice to such communities but focuses on the wonders of being different.

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