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THE EMPRESS OF VANCOUVER
VIEWING REGION: Canada
The Empress of Vancouver is a cinematic and intimate collision of drag, queer history, and performance art, a musical and genre bending irreverent documentary that follows trans icon Oliv Howe as she prepares for the 40th anniversary of her coronation.
2022 | Canada- British Columbia | 90 mins
Dave Rodden-Shortt, Director
Dave Rodden-Shortt is a Vancouver-based, queer filmmaker. Dave holds a BA in Communications and Film Studies from Queen’s University and is the founder of Shortt and Epic Productions (2011) and Lantern Films (2015). Dave’s work and creativity have won him awards, including the Gerry Brunet Award for Best BC Short Film, Under the Rainbow. His latest short film, Happytime Social Club, commissioned by B.C.’s Knowledge Network, premiered at VIFF in 2019. The Empress of Vancouver is his first feature length film.
We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts.