We are happy and proud to announce that Jack Goessen's personal film Everyman will have its International premiere at the 45th edition of Frameline - the San Francisco International LGBTQ+ Film Festival!


The festival

The festival runs from June 10-27th and Everyman will be screening in the Up Close & Personal shorts program on Sunday, June 20, 2021 at 9:00 PM PDT.


Jack will be introducing the film from (probably) rainy Scotland to sunny San Francisco!


The film

Everyman is a 10 minute, personal, visual essay about gender transition – focusing on the social context and implications and exploring how the world is different living as female compared to being perceived as male.



The story

Jack tells his story by using and reframing gender focused tropes and imagery from popular culture, mythology, history and art.

A queer cast display different aspects of Jack's life and identity, mirroring his experience from his unique point of view.


View the trailer


Get tickets

  • You can watch our film in the Digital Screening Room if you are in the USA only as content is geo blocked.

  • This digital screening is available to view between Thursday , Jun 17 and Sun, Jun 27.

  • We suggest watching it at 9:00pm PDT Sun, Jun 20.

  • Get your tickets and watch online.


Further information









We recently wrapped production on short film Who I Am Now. The film will be a mixture of live action and animation.

Starring accomplished trans actors Adam Kashmiry Ghostlight, Adam & Talisa Garcia Baptiste, The Girlfriend Experience.


Filming during COVID restrictions was tough but we had a strong and hard working crew and couldn't have asked for better actors and supporting artists. Thanks to everyone who helped our production get to where we are now.


Animation

Onto our post-production phase as animator Holly Summerson helps us shape each flashback scene as a bespoke animation designed specifically for the film in collaboration with director Jack Goessens.


The story

Two trans refugees share their stories in this short film about family - the families we’re born into, and the families we make out of our friends.

With Tariq’s older brother arriving from Egypt - the first time he’s seen him since he came to the UK - he’s forced to confront his complicated feelings about family. Denise, his friend and teammate, shares her own story. Who I Am Now is a short film about queerness and family - the families we’re born into, and the families we make out of our friends.


The background

Funded by Creative Scotland via the Create: Inclusion fund and LEAP sports.


The film uses flashback, dream and memory to tell a complex story, and comment and critique the way that queer people are asked to perform their trauma and recount negative experiences in order to be understood by mainstream audiences.


The location

The story's setting and main conversation takes place between Tariq and Denise as they get ready to play a game of football for LGBT football team 'Spectrum FC'. They share stories from their past and bond even further as friends and part of each other's chosen family.


We filmed on location in the impressive grounds of Dumbarton Football club. Overlooked by Dumbarton Castle which sits on volcanic rock known as 'The Rock'. The atmosphere and beauty of the location really added to our production.


The team

Starring Adam Kashmiry as Tariq & Talisa Garcia as Denise


Writer: Michael Lee Richardson

Producer: Reece Cargan

Director: Jack Goessens

DOP: David Lee

1st AD: Juan Melendez Herrera

Production Designer: Cara Roxburgh

Animator: Holly Summerson

1st AC: Sefa Ucbas

Grip: Gordon Eddie

2nd AC: Connor Wilson

Editor: Jack Goessens

Sound Recordist: Seamus Stewart-Skinner

Sound: Sean McGee

Makeup Artist: Francesca Hynd

Make up Assistant: Niamh Carden

Costume Assistant: Oksana Makowska

Production Assistant: Hannah McKelvie-Whyte

Runner: Sarah Manson

Catering: Clementine Catering

Insurance: WK Film Insurance

Dumbarton F.C: Antonia Love & Jacqui Sibbald

Spectrum FC: Michael Lee Richardson, Pip Wright, Rebecca White, Kol Mulligan & Callum Denovellis

Plus a cameo from some of the Saltire Thistle team - Scotland's inclusive football team.


What's next

Post-production will take a little while longer than usual due to the fact we are mixing live action and animation. Jack's previous film Everyman is currently only just starting it's festival journey and will be screening at Glasgow Short Film festival from 22-28 March. International premiere details to be announced soon.


Keep up to date with social media to check in on the status of both Who I am Now and Everyman:


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We are delighted to announce that 'Everyman' will screen at Glasgow International Film Festival as part of a 'Bridging the Gap' showcase from Scottish Documentary Institute.


The film

Everyman by Jack Goessens is a personal, visual essay about gender transition – focusing on the social context and exploring how the world is different living as female compared to being perceived as male.


Jack tells his story by using and reframing gender focused tropes and imagery from popular culture, mythology, history and art.

'Everyman' 2021

Starring

  • Adam Kashmiry as 'Mars'

  • Goose Masondo as 'Venus'

  • Arran Skillin as 'Young Jack'

  • Jamie Stewart as 'The Gatekeeper'

Adam Kashmiry as 'Mars'

A majority queer cast display different aspects of Jack's life and identity, mirroring his experience from his unique point of view.


Filmed safely in and around Glasgow in October 2020, adhering to strict Government guidelines during the COVID 19 pandemic.


We are delighted to have this home screening and excited that people from all over the UK can actually get the chance to see Jack's personal, striking work in the comfort of their own homes as lockdown continues.

Goose Masondo in the make up chair

The team

  • Written, Directed & Edited by Jack Goessens

  • Produced by Reece Cargan for Scottish Documentary Institute

  • ​DOP: David Liddell

  • Costume Design: Cara Roxburgh

  • Art Direction: Kirstin Rodger

  • Make Up Artist: Hollie Mckenzie

  • Composer: Alex Mackay

Jack directs Arran on set

Get your tickets

Everyman can be seen between the 26 February to 1 March 2021 via Glasgow Film Festival

You can get tickets for the screening from 12 noon on 18 January via: www.glasgowfilm.org/festival