This documentary aims to demystify what Changemaking is. Marcos Garay’s artistic diversity, as well as each of the roles he plays daily, serves to link together the close relation that exists between what he does on stage with what we all do offstage.
Between performances and professional opinions, the thespian takes us through an eye-opening journey. By means of which we realize that in the end WE ALL ARE CHANGEMAKERS.

  • Sylvie Dreyfus
  • Sylvie Dreyfus
  • Sylvie Dreyfus
  • Marcos Garay / Black Cat
    Key Cast
    SAM, Mataperros, Anatema
  • Augusto Suárez Vincenty
  • Project Title (Original Language):
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    15 minutes 14 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 15, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    10,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Puerto Rico
  • Country of Filming:
    Puerto Rico, United States
  • Language:
    English, Spanish
  • Shooting Format:
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Latinx LGBTQ FUERZAfest New York 2019
    New York
    United States
    May 19, 2019
    North American Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Puerto Rico International Queer FilmFest, to be held May 2020
    San Juan
    Puerto Rico
    Caribbean Premiere
    Official Selection. Running for competition May 2020
  • Florence Awards
    Winner February LGBTQ Short Documentary
Director Biography - Sylvie Dreyfus

Born in Barcelona, Spain of a Catalan father and a French mother. Shortly after her birth, her parents move back to their home in the south of France.
Homeschooled by her mother, who provided the means to expand her horizons far beyond any school could do. She was given two additional books to read every month. At the end of each month the discussions over such books, which included Hemingway, Dumas, Camus, Marx among many others, were conducted over supper. The debate wouldn’t end until there were no doubts and no questions unanswered.
Along with her strict academic formation, she studied to be a ballerina, studied music taking piano and mandolin and for three years in a row 1st. Prize winner for a drawing / painting contest.
A family tragedy ends her dream of becoming a ballerina, and her pursue for a career in arts.
She saw herself drifting into a pragmatic life instead. Here is when she starts writing from prose to poetry, from manifests to plays.
One of her poems wins 1st Price at a literary contest.
At the young age of six, she’s already an insomniac. A condition that will accompany her for the rest of her life but, giving her a vantage point to the TV. In the shadows of her bedroom she watch’s the late night movie. She becomes obsessed, intoxicated, elated with the discovery. Her passion is later nurtured by her mother and grandmother, whom take her to the movie theater every weekend.
Many years pass and after her duties as mother, and on/off marriages, she travels half the globe and finally settles down moving to the Caribbean, where her son lives.
She finally realizes that she has the time for her dreams to materialize. At least one of them: Cinema. Her greatest passion.
Her short “EXPAT” is her cinematic coming of age. Her professor gives her the go ahead with the project, after the presentation of her storyboard made on Burger King napkins.
The final cut needs to get shorter! She uses melancholic and lingering long shots that don’t please her professor. She is forced to cut her short, only for the grade. But when she’s ready to edit her version, an unfortunate computer error, deletes most of her EXPAT footage. The lingering, the long static scenes, the silence from within, the pain unspoken, according to her, so essential to view and feel the character’s pain, loathing, memories, regrets... it’s unfortunately and irrevocably lost.
“Todos Somos Transformistas” (We All Are Changemakers) comes as a result of her research for a feature script she’s working on.
Albeit the lack of enthusiasm coming from her professor and classmates, she’s determined to see it through. And it’s that same determination of proving her postulate that “We All Are Changemakers”, what drives her to create the storytelling, produce, and direct this documentary.
While Sylvie’s confidence on her documentary is uncanny, she never expected to have her first Official Selection, a short week shy of finishing its edition.
Her documentary was invited as Official Selection at the Latinx LGBTQ Festival FUERZAFest New York 2019, closing the festival.

Her documentary has since taken off and has another Official Selection from the International Queer FilmFest of Puerto Rico. Her documentary will appear in the festival’s program, competing for an accolade she has no doubts will ensue.

Friday 28, 2020 she was receiving the news that WE ALL ARE CHANGEMAKERS was Official Selection of the Florence Awards Festival. March 3, 2020 she was informed that her documentary’s status had changed and it is now a Finalist.
Once more the status of WE ALL ARE CHANGEMAKERS has changed.
WE ALL ARE CHANGEMAKERS is now a Winner of the Florence Awards Festival, and will be competing at the annual red carpet gala. Temporarily on hold do to the COVID 19 pandemic.

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Director Statement

A good film begins with a good visual storytelling. If the images are true, few or no words are really needed.