RNA

Julian, a makeup artist in Toronto shares his story, exploring what it means to live with HIV in the current era of the pandemic.

RNA is a documentary created by passionate students at Sheridan College, who are working together to create an impactful look at HIV today.

RNA follows Julian Morello’s perspective as he explores what living with HIV means in the current era the epidemic. Being Queer and HIV+ he still faces stigma, even from within the LGBT+ community. His journey shows how he “Is not a person living with HIV, HIV lives with him.”

  • Brenden Bartolozzi
    Director
  • Elliott Michael Lobo
    Producer
  • Brenden Bartolozzi
    Writer
  • Elliott Michael Lobo
    Writer
  • Julian Morello
    Key Cast
  • Dr. Kevin Woodward
    Key Cast
  • Sam Vink
    Assistant Director
  • Leslie McPherson
    Director Of Photography
  • Brendan Pace
    Director Of Photography
  • Chris Borecky
    Location Sound
  • Sam Engel
    Picture Editor
  • Sam Engel
    Colourist
  • Josh Floyd
    Sound Editor / Mixer
  • Leslie McPherson
    Camera Operator
  • Brendan Pace
    Camera Operator
  • Brendan Pace
    Key Grip
  • Sean Coolahan
    Grip
  • Anna Vagabova
    Best Girl
  • Brendan Pace
    Gaffer
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    7 minutes 18 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 19, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    316 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Canada
  • Country of Filming:
    Canada
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    Yes
Director Biography - Brenden Bartolozzi

Brenden Bartolozzi (Van V) is a documentary filmmaker and photographer with a passion for sharing the world through a different lens. Specializing in LGBT+ cinema and social political documentaries

A recent graduate of Sheridan College, Bachelors of Film and Television, and transitioning into the world of independent filmmaking through RainbowVan Films

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