Reel Queer Youth Behind The Scenes

A behind-the-scenes look at the 2014 Reel Queer Youth video production and media literacy program. For more information, visit

  • Danny Tayara
    While We're Asleep, The Rest of Us
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Runtime:
    2 minutes 37 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 19, 2014
  • Production Budget:
    2,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Student Project:
  • Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival
    Seattle, WA
    October 18, 2014
    World Premiere
Director Biography - Danny Tayara

Danny Tayara (21 at the time of filming) began their career in filmmaking as a participant in the Reel Queer Youth program of 2010. Two years afterward, they mentored for the program, and this year supported Reel Queer Youth participants in making four amazing short films as the Reel Queer Youth Program Manager. Danny has worked on many personal projects, such as WHILE WE'RE ASLEEP, which played at NFFTY 2012 and won an audience award at SIFF 2014.

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Director Statement

This film is meant to accompany other films that may have been submitted to your festival: OUT AGAIN, THANK YOU EXHIBIT A, DYSPHORIC, and DOWNLOAD MY HEART. These four films were made at the Reel Queer Youth video production and media literacy program in 2014.

Danny Tayara
Program Manager
Reel Queer Youth