Q Film Lab
In partnership with NOW WERQ
ABOUT Q FILM LAB:
The Q Film Lab provides first time/emerging writers with tools and guidance onto creating their short film script. Writers accepted into the program will participate in an intensive screenwriting workshop covering the basics of storytelling and script structure along with mentorship and guidance as they complete their script.
By the end of this lab, participants will have a completed short film script, along with a treatment and visual deck. They will have all the necessary elements to be able to either plan to go into production or apply for funding/grants.
Workshops will be held virtually through Zoom.
ABOUT NOW WERQ:
Now WERQ is a monthly digital co-writing space and insta-zine centering LGBTQ+, BIPOC, and allies. We believe writing doesn't have to be a solitary process and strive to create community through writing. Follow us on Instagram to see when our next digital co-writing session is & to check out our monthly insta-zine dedicated to the craft of writing! IG: @now.werq
ABOUT Q YOUTH:
Q Youth Foundation is a non-profit organization that builds partnerships with local nonprofits, community centers, public spaces and businesses to create safe(r)/brave space programming for the marginalized LGBTQIA+ communities in Los Angeles. We celebrate our culture, diversity and community by opening a dialog to humanize our queer experience through storytelling, play writing and community activities.
IG: @QYouthFDN FB: @QYouthFoundation
Meet the Q FILM LAB Team
Evelyn Angelica Martinez
writer • Director • Producer
Evelyn Angelica Martinez is a first-gen Latina filmmaker based out of Los Angeles. Her most recent film, JOYRIDE, directed by Edwin Alexis Gómez, premiered at the 2020 PBS Short Film Festival, winning the “Most Popular” Award. She is a producer for the upcoming feature films: JOYRIDE and TRANS LOS ANGELES. Along with producing, Evelyn is in the midst of developing her own projects, DUENDES, a fantasy VR short and feature film, LUZ Y SOLEDAD. Previously she was part of the team at Lawrence Bender Productions (KILL BILL, INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS), Quebrada Entertainment, and NALIP (National Association of Latino Independent Producers).
Edwin Alexis Gómez
WRITER • DIRECTOR • PRODUCER
Edwin Alexis Gómez is a Queer Nicaraguan-American writer, director, producer and actor. His directorial debut QUÉDATE CALLADO (STAY SILENT) won a Grand Jury Award at the 2018 Outfest Fusion Film Festival. His sophomore short film LA SAD BOY premiered at the 2019 Outfest Film Festival and is currently making its rounds via the festival circuit. His latest short film JOYRIDE premiered this summer at the 2020 PBS Short Film Festival where it won the "Most Popular" award. He has been selected as a 2019 Playwriting Fellow for Lambda Literary Foundation Writers Retreat for Emerging LGBTQ Voices, a 2020 VONA Voices Fellow in Screenwriting, and as a participant of Cine Qua Non Lab’s inaugural 2020 Storylines Lab. Gómez is also developing his digital series FRENEMIGAS and is currently bringing his feature film version of JOYRIDE to life.