Crescent Diamond

Director - Producer - Editor - Educator

Performing Girl

Performing Girl, 2013

25 min. HD


Directed and Produced by Crescent Diamond


Distributed by CFMDC


Awards and Grants:


OUTFEST LA Grand Jury Award for Outstanding Documentary Short Film 2013


Southwest Gay & Lesbian Film festival Audience Award for Best Short Film 2013


Sacramento Gay & Lesbian Film Festival Award for Best Short Film 2016


Winner of the Berkeley Film Foundation Post-Production Grant, 2012


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Synopsis: Performing Girl is a short documentary about D’Lo, a queer, transgender, Tamil Sri Lankan American actor, writer, director and comic who got his start at age 11, performing for his family and classmates in the desert town of Lancaster, CA.   Animations, home movies, and family snapshots paint the portrait of his personality. In interviews and clips from his performances, D’Lo and his parents explain how his identity and their relationship has changed over the last twenty years.


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