The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events ( DCASE ) is pleased to announce the producing team of Bea Cordelia and Daniel Kyri as the 2018 Filmmakers in Residence.
The residency is part of the Independent Film Initiative ( IFI ), a first-of-its-kind program from the Chicago Film Office designed to support, promote and provide career-building opportunities for local film industry professionals and media makers.
As part of the year-long residency, Cordelia ( a 2017 Windy City Times 30 Under 30 honoree ) and Kyri will be producing The T, a web-series dramedy that explores LGBTQ relationships and the universally relatable milieu of awkward hook-ups, nervous dates and the painful pursuit of lasting love. The six-episode online series will be released next June.
Cordelia ( a 2017 Windy City Times 30 Under 30 honoree ) is an award-winning writer, filmmaker, performance artist, producer, educator and activist whose work aims to elevate and reimagine the narratives of transgender people. Kyri is a Jeff Award-nominated actor, singer, writer and curator. He is featured in Stephen Cone's award-winning film Henry Gamble's Birthday Party, now streaming on Netflix, and has starred in productions at Lookingglass, Steppenwolf, Chicago Shakespeare and Goodman theaters.