Bear's Den have shared the beautiful new video for 'The Star Of Bethnal Green'.
New EP 'Only Son Of The Falling Snow' comes as the band prepare to end the year, with plenty of creative highs under their collective belt.
Taken from the EP, 'The Star Of Bethnal Green' is out now, and it comes equipped with a startling video.
Jake Graf directs, with actor Jordan Revell handling the central role, a kind of Christmas Carol viewed through the lens of a trans person.
Bear's Den explain...
“After meeting Jake and his amazing wife Hannah after our show last year we watched some of his work and were overwhelmed by how gifted he was and at how well he articulated the journey of a young transgender woman particularly in his film Listen. We’d talked to him at the time about how it would be great to find something to collaborate on, and were delighted when we approached him to make this video and he said yes!”
Jake Graf adds:
“As a trans man who grew up without any positive representations to aspire to, I know how important it is that we start seeing more trans visibility in the mainstream media. We have seen more and more allies to the community standing up and being counted but as our tiny trans community continues to be attacked and vilified we truly need all the support that we can get. In the last few years, trans murders have hit an all time high, with trans women in particular being targeted.”
"This film combines the magic of Christmas with the powerful and hopeful story of an older trans woman being guided towards living as her authentic self. Older LGBTQ people are so often overlooked in cinema and the media that it felt like an important choice to depict such a rarely seen character.”
"Unlike many previous trans themed projects, this one was trans led both across the creative side and by Jordan Revell [who plays the central ghost character, ‘Angel’]. Working with the amazing Toma Productions, with their strong track record of creating positive trans content, was an absolute joy and their whole team understood the importance of the film’s authentic and unflinching approach. We sincerely hope that the video will help open hearts and minds and make a life a little easier for trans people this holiday season.”
Tune in now.
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