Have you ever felt as though your brain doesn’t match your body? That everything you were told you should be…you weren’t? Sure, everyone can relate to some degree. But have you ever felt not of your gender? Follow the incredible and honest journey of a truly remarkable individual managing the beginnings of gender re-assignment. Finding Kim is a glimpse of the authentic soul and self-discovery.
The message of “Finding Kim” is one that speaks beyond gender. It’s about knowing and understanding yourself & who you truly are as an individual. As filmmakers,we want to unveil Kim’s story in the most organic way possible while staying true to the documentary filmmaking process. We wish for Kim’s voice to resonate with anyone struggling with gender identity or self-acceptance.
Aaron Bear grew up in Dayton Ohio by way of San Francisco and Atlanta. From an early age, Aaron has had a love and passion with film, music and photography. Aaron’s influences run the gamut from John Waters to Paul Thomas Anderson to David Lynch. Primarily focusing on highly produced/high concept content, Aaron’s stylistic approach to projects aim to have an end result that look both brilliant and beautiful. He’s produced videos for local Northwest artists such as Watch It Sparkle and most recently a video for Portland artist Logan Lynn. From 8-5, Aaron manages and produces rich media advertising content for a large consumer and news website. Clients include ABC, NBC, Honda, Paramount, Xbox and various other consumer products. Aaron currently resides in Seattle.
Gabriel was born in Poland and grew up surrounded by artists, graduating from the country’s National Ballet School in Bytom in 1999. After working as a soloist in the U.S., Canada, and Gerrmany, his eye for movement shifted toward photography and film-making.
Bringing the brilliance of live movement to digital media has been a driving force in shaping his style and in the way he works with his clients, which include Dell, Microsoft, The Gates Foundation, PATH, Dance Magazine and Elle Magazine.
His current focus commercially is lifestyle, music video, fashion and TV spots, while opportunities to collaborate with Little Films, PATH, and various NGOs to publicize social justice and humanitarian efforts worldwide are especially satisfying. Based in Los Angeles, he regularly works with clients in LA, New York and the Pacific Northwest.
Consuelo has been involved in social justice campaigns and organizations in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle through visual art and activism for the better part of 25 years. As a PhD student at the University of Washington, she is a contemporary Socio-Cultural Anthropologist and Archaeologist and spent the last 5 years working on the U.S. – México border…in border towns, in migrant shelters and on migrant trails…recording the stories of undocumented migrants, humanitarian aid workers and federal law enforcement. Her current research centers on issues in contemporary Latin American immigration including women and children, Transgendered men and women, death and dying and physical and sexual assault. Consuelo’s research has been featured in Archaeology Magazine, Journal of Contemporary Anthropology, various local and national news outlets and the Mexmigration Blog. Currently, she is collaborating on an art installation focusing on sex, gender and violence which will be showing in Seattle in Summer 2015. Consuelo recently returned to Seattle, with her 6-year-old son Vincent, after two years at the University of Arkansas and the Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies.
The “T” in GLBT is something I think most of us take for granted. I know I did. A lot of people assume that since gay, lesbian and bi individuals are now receiving rights and benefits, the same must be true for Transgender folks as well. Unfortunately, that’s very far from the truth. When we […]