Changing the Game

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World Premiere

USA | 95 MINUTES

CHANGING THE GAME

Documentary, LGBTQIA, Sports
Michael Barnett’s dynamic documentary takes us into the lives of three high school athletes—all at different stages of their athletic seasons, personal lives, and their 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 openly transitioning into her authentic self. The film centers on Mack Beggs, who made headlines last year when he became the Texas State Champion in wrestling and was heralded as a hero by some while receiving hate and threats from others.

Trans athletes have to work harder than their cisgender peers in order to thrive in their field while also having the courage and resilience to face daily harassment and discrimination. The kids in this film have found sports as a way to channel the negativity around them into a positive, to gain a sense of self-worth and validation. This film is their urgent, articulate plea for acceptance.

—Lucy Mukerjee



CAST & CREDITS

Directed by Michael Barnett

Michael Barnett is an Emmy® Award-winning filmmaker. His films include Superheroes (HBO Documentary Films) which won over a dozen festivals and multiple Emmy® nominations; Becoming Bulletproof (Showtime), winner of over 25 awards; and The Mars Generation (Netflix Original/Sundance premiere), 2018 Best Science & Technology Documentary Emmy® nominee.
Director
Michael Barnett
Producer
Clare Tucker, Alex Schmider
Screenwriter
Michael Barnett, Michael Mahaffie
Cinematographer
Turner Jumonville, Michael Barnett
Composer
Tyler Strickland
Editor
Michael Mahaffie, Amanda Griffin
Executive Producer
Alex Schmider, Chris Mosier, Jeffrey Pechter, Jeffrey Ellermeyer, Carlos Cusco, Emerson Machtus, Andrew Davies Gans, Allen Orr
Associate Producer
Jenn Roman, Jess Berry
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Co Executive Producer: Russell Sanzgiri
Cast
Mack Beggs, Sarah Rose Huckman, Andraya Yearwood

CONTACTS

Press Contact
David Magdael
David Magdael and Associates
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Phone: 213 624 7827
dmagdael@tcdm-associates.com
Print Source
Clare Tucker
Los Angeles, 90027
Phone: 917 601 3641
clare@superfilms.tv
US Sales Contact
Grace Royer
United Talent Agency
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Phone: 310 786 4832
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International Sales Contact
Grace Royer
United Talent Agency
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Phone: 310 786 4832
RoyerG@unitedtalent.com