(2014) / Run Time: 28:52
Director: James Hosking
Producer: Jeremy Lybarger
Director of Photography: Vanessa Carr
Re-recording Mixer: Miik Dinko


"This is one of those rare short movies that proves how utterly enthralling good cinema can be." - SF Weekly


Beautiful by Night is a documentary I produced with filmmaker and photographer James Hosking. The project grew out of "Tender(loin) is the Night," an article I published in Out magazine in September 2014. Both the film and the article document the lives of three aging drag performers in San Francisco's gritty Tenderloin neighborhood. "Beautiful By Night" is a meditation on age, gender, and labor.  

The film played to sold-out audiences at the Tenderloin Museum and the Roxie Theatre in San Francisco. It was also chosen as a Vimeo staff pick and featured on the following sites:

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