"Changing the Game" will be the Frameline Youth in Motion film for 2021/22

Jun 1, 2021

We're excited to share that Frameline is developing a film guide and educational resources complementing director Michael Barnett’s feature documentary Changing the Game to support and inform K-12 students and schools around inclusivity for transgender and non-binary athletes in youth sports. Frameline's Youth in Motion program serves more than 1400 schools nationwide and is delivered through extracurricular programs such as Gender- Sexuality Alliances.  

Working together with Changing the Game’s Impact Campaign Manager Shane Diamond, the film’s producers Clare Tucker and Alex Schmider, the Hulu Originals Documentary Team and SuperFilms!, Frameline will create a film discussion guide and other multimedia resources to help facilitate meaningful and impactful conversations amongst K-12 students to understand how to create more inclusive school communities, feel empowered to be an ally to trans classmates or teammates, and take action against the harmful legislation targeting trans youth across the country.  

This groundbreaking documentary journeys into the lives of three high school athletes at different stages of their athletic seasons, personal lives, and unique paths as transgender teens. Their stories span across the U.S.; from Sarah, a skier and teen policymaker in New Hampshire, to Andraya, a track star in Connecticut running as herself, and Mack Beggs, who made headlines when he became the Texas State Champion in girl’s wrestling despite his desire to participate with other boys. The film won the Frameline43 Audience Award, among others, and played the international festival circuit prior to its premiere on Hulu today. 

Frameline Distribution will begin curriculum development and production of the Youth in Motion film guide this month, to be distributed to 30,000 students along with the film nationwide in September of this year. 

ABOUT MICHAEL BARNETT 

Barnett is an Emmy® Award–winning filmmaker. His films include Superheroes (HBO Documentary Films), winning over a dozen festivals and multiple Emmy nominations; Becoming Bulletproof (Showtime), winner of over 25 awards; and The Mars Generation (Netflix Original/Sundance premiere), a 2018 Best Science & Technology Documentary Emmy® nominee. 

ABOUT CLARE TUCKER 

Clare Tucker is an Emmy® Award nominated television and film producer. Her films include; The Mars Generation (Netflix Original/Sundance premiere), 2018 Best Science & Technology Documentary Emmy® nominee, Above and Beyond, NASA’s Journey to Tomorrow (Discovery), Rhapsody in Black and 605 Adults 304 Children. Clare is the Head of Production at SuperFilms! 

ABOUT ALEX SCHMIDER 

Alex Schmider is an award-winning film producer and the Associate Director of Transgender Representation at the nation's leading LGBTQ media advocacy organization GLAAD. He is Associate Producer of the Netflix Original Documentary Disclosure (Sundance, 2020) and Producer of the Hulu Original Documentary Changing the Game (Tribeca, 2019). He runs the social media accounts and strategy for both films. Schmider was named one of Forbes 30 Under 30 for Media in 2017. 

ABOUT SHANE DIAMOND 

Shane Diamond is an educator, transgender advocate, communications professional, and former women’s college ice hockey player. A proud New Mexican, he serves as the Impact Campaign Manager for Changing the Game, developing educational materials, building coalitions for inclusion, and connectively engaging communities through outreach and event opportunities, bringing the lifesaving power of storytelling and sport to people across the country, one screening and one conversation at a time.