Super pleased to have produced Amy Pennington's new work, TOPS - and now the screening dates have been announced so you can see it too!
28 November: Homotopia/FACT Liverpool
30 November: Islington Mill, Salford/Manchester
7 December: Studio Voltaire, London
Self-proclaimed future award winning documentary filmmaker Amy Pennington presents their landmark documentary series TOPS. On the question that defines trans masc experience in the UK today...
“What TOP did you wanna wear after TOP surgery?”
In this profound and intimate film, Amy meets four unique individuals: a powerlifter and gay-games Olympian hopeful, a housing-officer-slash-actor, an Essex filmmaker, and an equality diversity and inclusion-specialist-and-occasional-model. Amy's curiosity illuminates their experiences, through extraordinary unlimited access into their lives, homes, and bags of dicks. Insightful and invasive, TOPS allows audiences to fully understand the question on everyone's lips.
TOPS is a genre-busting documentary (with fictional elements) inspired by the chaotic, brash, self-deprecating and clueless style of 1990s/2000s British TV. Presented by an ever-so-slightly desperate and lonely version of the artist Amy Pennington, who is willing to steal footwear and camp out in the gardens of interviewees for ultimate unencumbered access and the potential of their first-ever trans friend. TOPS wants to give space to the experience of top surgery, and those that have it, without being another sad or gory story. Your nipples might fall off - but you can still have a lol.
Director, Writer, Editor, Executive Producer : Amy Pennington
Co-Director, DOP and A Cam Operator : Jos Bitelli
Interviewees : Maz Murray, Yaz Senghor, Elliot Davis, Oskar Marchock
Editors : Amy Pennington, Jos Bitelli, Sophie Chapman, Jessica Crooks, Noemi Varga
Producers : The Uncultured
Music : Rubie
B Cam Operators : Tilly Garland, Samara Addai
Camera assist: Rowan Needham
Sound : Toby Burroughs, Felix Waverley-Hudson
Costumes : Jordan Taylor +Threadmaidens
Graphics : Alex Lundström, Mikala Georgia Grante, Sophie Mallett
Production assistant : Roshana Rubin Mayhew
Equipment + support : Grey Moth
Access Consultant : Abi Palmer
Post-production : Digital Orchard
Post Producer : Noémie TJ Phillipson
PR : Lover Management