Friends and Allies
Collin Miller is a content creator, editor, and writer based in DFW. He conceived of the “Queer 2 Queer Film Festival” with the help of “Stranger Mornings Productions” in 2021. He produces “Gooplah” with “Q2Q Festival” hosts Tyler Kern Watson and Andy Nichols, “Cast Me, Reality” with co-host Paul Alley, and our official “Q2Q Festival” podcast, “The Queer 2 Queercast.”
“Gooplah” is the popular, queer-centric podcast hosted by Tyler Watson and Andy Ryan. These beautiful boys lent us their charming vocal chords as hosts for the second ever film festival, and we are excited to announce that they will continue to host for the foreseeable future.
The Zaya Show
Zaya is the host of “The Zaya Show”. The podcast focuses on becoming our true authentic selves. The podcast has been active since December 2020, and shows no sign of stopping. Alongside this platform, he released two books on the way exclusively “The Closet” and “Start Smilin'” respectively. This year he is finishing his last year of college with a degree in digital marketing.
Unqualified Observers (or @ObserverCast on Twitter) is a magnificent movie podcast hosted by the always engaging Thomas Stimpson and Kelham Metcalf. They are currently media selectors for the Summer 2022 film festival and one of our regular collaborators. You’ll be seeing them around a lot in these parts.
Dillon Roman is a content creator who doesn’t believe in censorship. Beginning his career as a dancer, he transitioned into adult performance after realizing that Hollywood was not for him. Responding to the box several producers tried to put him in, Dillon hopes to continue making what he wants to make, unafraid of the public’s perception of him. Never one to make his queer self “safer” for the uninitiated, his tenacity, fierce expression of truth, and refusal to diminish his light is why Q2Q will continue to support his ventures in the future.
He’s the embodiment of pride and what Q2Q is all about! Producer, singer, dancer, host, and all-around artist, there’s nothing this all-star, articulate angel can’t do! That is why we’re happy to have booked them for our Summer 2022 Film Fest as our returning headliner! Download all their music and listen to their show, TheWayneHoltzPodcast!
CJ’s Sweets brings us the most fabulous treats, both savory and sweet! She will be joining us again for this summer’s 2022 Festival! Expect cookies, cakes, sandwiches, and more! Check out more of her work!
Gail Cronauer is a legendary force in acting, directing, and beyond. She is Vice President of ‘Women in Film” here in Dallas, and continues to teach up-and-coming actors when she can. As one of our selecting panelists for the 2nd “Q2Q Film Festival,” in 2021, you can look forward to seeing her on our stage again for the next round in Summer 2022.
This comedy sensation from NYC helped judge our second round of films! Now they are promoting/co-hosting our upcoming Q2Q festival. They perform with @teabeforebedshow, @darkwithachanceofstupid, and @queerwindow to name a few. Don’t leave this gorgeous specimen or their cute butt in your rearview mirror.
Friends of Fair Park
“Friends of Fair Park” is a group of hard-working individuals who bring events and art to the Dallas Magnolia Lounge. With their help, we hosted our second “Q2Q Film Festival” in the historic Margo Jones Theater. We’re pleased to announce that we will be sharing their space for our third film festival on July 2022. Please donate to our friends so they can bring more awesome shows your way.
Abstract painter, bass player, and host of “The Broken Lighthouse” podcast and a collaborator and fierce friend of Q2Q. He helped promote and produce our freshmen season in Ft. Worth, and he continues to partner with us on content creation to this day. You never know when we’ll next have an opportunity to showcase his immense talents and rest assured we’re always looking forward to those magical occasions.
The next Season of the Queer 2 Queer Film Festival is coming! The event on July 2, 2022 provided an evening of diverse, engrossing, and entertaining queer films. We look forward to our next event on:
January 13 +14, 2023
This is the only program of its kind in North Texas and the only program of its kind that provides filmmakers a global reach to a global audience.
The Queer 2 Queer Film Festival takes place twice a year (when possible), with an in-person event at a local venue in North Texas and then online for the following week, so people all around the world can enjoy the films.