Private Project

The Transition

All seems to be going well for queer black couple Dez and Noah until Dez opens up about questioning their gender identity and wants to transition. Noah struggles with her sexuality while also wanting to be there for the one she loves. The events that follow unfold through the recounting of Noah’s memories during a therapy session. Not only is this a transition for Dez, but also for their relationship. Could Noah truly love Dez beyond the construct of gender?

  • Nyah Wright
  • Nyah Wright
  • Nyah Wright
  • Nyah Wright
    Key Cast
  • Dez Mitchell
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Drama, Romance
  • Runtime:
    7 minutes 59 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 9, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    38 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Columbia College Chicago
Director Biography - Nyah Wright

Nyah Wright (she/ they) is a director and screenwriter based in Chicago, IL. Nyah who also goes by Noah is a film major with a concentration in directing at Columbia College Chicago. After participating in Depaul University's CDM (College of Computing and Digital Media) Academy studying in the film track, Nyah was inspired to become a filmmaker in Los Angeles and one day own their own production company that promotes true diversity and inclusion.

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Director Statement

I wrote and directed The Transition because it is such a personal story to me. It's based on what I'm dealing with in my current relationship where my partner is questioning their gender identity. One day, they expressed to me that they feared that one day I wouldn't look at them the same anymore, and while I knew things wouldn't lead to that, it inspired me to make this film. As my partner got closer to starting hormone therapy, writing this film literally became a form of therapy for me to work out some of the feelings I had at such a huge moment in both of our lives. Not only is this a transition for my partner, but for our relationship as well. Making this film encaptured some of these emotions. Beyond that, as a black femme filmmaker who identifies as nonbinary and queer, I find it important to have representation of queer black love in film and other forms of media. I want to start the legacy that I hope my future production company leaves in the film industry: to tell authentic stories and give a voice to underrepresented communities.