The Script

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Blending personal interviews with dramatized genre recreations, The Script explores the troubled relationship between trans communities and medical providers in healthcare settings. With a playful approach toward experimentation, the film offers a vision of how physicians and trans patients can meet one another on equal footing.

The Script was supported through our QUEER FUTURES program.




Brit Fryer (he/him) is an award-winning queer and trans filmmaker based in Brooklyn. His film, Caro Comes Out, premiered on HBOMax after winning the 2021 Knight Made in MIA Award at the Miami International Film Festival. His other films include Across, Beyond, and Over, I-57, and Trans·ience. He produced Crystal Kayiza’s Rest Stop (Toronto IFF 2022, Sundance 2023). Brit has been supported by Sundance Ignite, Creative Culture, Chicken and Egg, GLAAD’s Equity in Media and Entertainment Initiative, and HBO / Gotham’s Documentary Development Initiative.



Noah Schamus (they/them) is a filmmaker of documentary and narrative films. Their first feature Summer Solstice had its World Premiere at Provincetown Film Festival in June 2023. Their short films have been presented at film festivals including BFI Flare, Outfest, Inside Out, NewFest, Indie Memphis, Maryland Film Festival and New Orleans Film Festival. Across, Beyond, and Over, co-directed with Brit Fryer, was featured on NoBudge and is a Vimeo Staff Pick.     




Colleen Cassingham (she/her) is a Producer at Multitude Films focused on politically committed artful nonfiction. Most recently, she produced the IDA Awards-nominated shorts collection QUEER FUTURES (CPH:DOX 2023), Executive Produced by J Wortham. Her past credits include Co-Producer on It’s Only Life After All (Sundance 2023), and Associate Producer on Pray Away (Tribeca 2020), Through Our Eyes: Apart (Provincetown 2020), Call Center Blues (SXSW 2020), Always In Season (Sundance 2019), The Feeling Of Being Watched (Tribeca 2018), and Love The Sinner (Tribeca 2017) which were distributed by Netflix, Topic, HBOMax, POV, and Independent Lens. Colleen’s directorial debut short From Damascus To Chicago was broadcast on POV in 2017 and was an Editor’s Pick at The Atlantic. She is a 2023-2024 Sundance Producing Fellow, selected for her role producing Reid Davenport’s second feature doc Life After. She is also a 2023-2024 Impact Partners Producing Fellow, and was a VC Sony 2021 Mentor at The Video Consortium, a 2019 Points North Fellow, and a 2017–2018 UnionDocs Collaborative Studio fellow. Outside of Multitude Films, she is independently producing Casey Carter’s Sundance-supported debut feature, To Use A Mountain.



Jess Devaney (they/she) is an Emmy-winning producer and Founder & President of Multitude Films. Their latest films include How We Get Free (HBO); the Indigo Girls documentary It’s Only Life After All (Sundance 2023); Emmy-nominated Lowndes County And The Road To Black Power (Peacock); Emmy-nominated Netflix Original Pray Away; Oscar-shortlisted Call Center Blues (Topic Studios); and Apart, the Emmy-winning episode of the series Through Our Eyes (HBO Max). Jess created the Ford Foundation-supported QUEER FUTURES series and produced Sundance Award-winning and IDA-nominated Always In Season (Independent Lens) as well as The Feeling Of Being Watched (POV), dubbed “a real-world conspiracy thriller” by Variety. Additional credits include Critics’ Choice-nominated Speed Sisters and Milisuthando, among others. Her films have been programmed at top festivals including Sundance, SXSW, Tribeca, BlackStar, and Telluride. Jess founded QueerDoc and was a Sundance Institute Documentary Edit and Story Lab fellow, Women at Sundance fellow, and Sundance Institute Creative Producing Lab advisor. They have been recognized with the Cinereach Producers Award, DOC NYC and Topic Studios’ inaugural 40 Under 40 Award, Doc10’s inaugural Vanguard Award, and the 2023 Sundance Institute Amazon Studios Nonfiction Producers Award.