THE LIGHTS ARE ON, NO ONE’S HOME


DIR. FAYE RUIZ
2021 / USA / 11 MINS



A trans woman wanders through a maze of memories and gentrified neighborhood streets as she searches for her childhood home— falling in and out of memories of her family, her early transition and a drug habit she can't seem to shake.



CREDITS


Written By FAYE RUIZ

Produced By RAMANI MENJUGAS

Edited By EMMA SINEX

Director of Cinematography MARTIN SOMOZA & ZACH LOVVORN

Featuring ADRIANA ACEDO CAMPILLO, FAYE RUIZ & GRISEL WILSON






OFFICIAL SELECTION

OUTFEST LOS ANGELES LGBTQ FILM FESTIVAL

Los Angeles, CA

August 2021
PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL SHORTFEST

Palm Springs, FL

June 2021



LONG DISTANCE FILM FESTIVAL

Virtual

May 2021
OUTFEST FUSION FILM FESTIVAL

Los Angeles, CA

April 2021
BFI FLARE: LONDON LGBTIQ+ FILM FESTIVAL

London, UK

March 2021






ABOUT FAYE RUIZ


Faye Ruiz is a filmmaker based in Tucson, Arizona. Her filmmaking is guided primarily by her experiences as a Latinx trans woman. Her interests lie, first and foremost, in telling the stories of trans women of color by unraveling the stereotypes, falsities and all things that flatten the lives of these women as they exist in fiction. In her work, she aims to express all the things that are contradictory, messy, fun and human about the trans experience. Finding new ways to push the boundaries of what trans narratives can mean is what drives her to make films.

You can find Faye on her Instagram and Twitter.







































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