PJ Raval’s documentary work explores the overlooked subcultures and identities within the already marginalized LGBTQ+ community. Named one of Out Magazine’s “Out 100”, PJ’s film credits include TRINIDAD (Showtime, LOGO) and BEFORE YOU KNOW IT (PBS) winner of the National Gay and Lesbian Journalist Association Excellence in Documentary Award 2016.
PJ recently completed CALL HER GANDA which follows the events surrounding Jennifer Laude, a trans woman who was discovered dead in a motel room in Olongapo City, Philippines with the prime suspect being a US Marine. CALL HER GANDA released theatrically fall of 2018 and is slated for a US broadcast on PBS on July 1st. Having garnered numerous Best Documentary and Audience Awards, the film was also nominated for a 2019 Outstanding Documentary GLAAD Media Award and the Filipino Academy of Motion Arts & Sciences Best Documentary Award.
Also an accomplished cinematographer, PJ shot the Academy Award‐nominated Best Documentary TROUBLE THE WATER and is 2015 Guggenheim Fellow.
Curran Nault is the author of Queercore: Queer Punk Media Subculture (Routledge, 2018) and the in-progress The Femmepire Strikes Back!. Curran is a joint lecturer at the University of Texas at Austin in Women’s and Gender Studies, Asian American Studies and Radio-Television-Film. His scholarship on grassroots queer artivism has been published in Jump Cut, Feminist Media Studies and the Journal of Film and Video, among others. Curran is also the Founder and Artistic Director of the queer transmedia festival, OUTsider, and is a producer on the documentaries Before You Know It (PJ Raval, 2013) and Call Her Ganda (PJ Raval, 2018).