Gay As In Happy: A Queer Anti-Tragedy

Gay As In Happy: A Queer Anti-Tragedy

3 minutes

Documentary, Coming of Age, Experimental


Canada, United States


Content Warning: Strong Language

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An award-winning experimental autoethnographical documentary about queer joy, resistance, and resilience in the face of abuse, trauma, and transphobia.


  • Jordana Valerie Allen-Shim
  • Jordana Valerie is a Toronto-born, U.S.-raised filmmaker, dog mom, and aspiring graphic novelist passionate about empowering marginalized communities through art. Along with film, Jordana Valerie has a deep background in activism and social justice. She also worked in electoral politics for four years before realizing that she could make far greater change through art. Now, she is intent on telling bold, disruptive stories about queer women and non-binary people of color.
  • Producer

    • Rush Garrick
  • Writer

    • Jordana Valerie Allen-Shim
  • Cast

    • Emery Nguyen
    • Leila Alsumait
    • Adrien Wu
    • Rush Garrick
    • Lee Lawson
    • Lauren Woo
    • Sarah Harvey
    • Yuanyuan Zeng

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