Bridging the Gap short Where We Are Now, by Lucie Rachel has won in the documentary category at the inaugural Forbes Short Film Festival, held as part of their annual Under 30 Summit.
The film, created in response to the theme WOMEN, is a personal documentary about the changing relationship between Lucie and her trans parent Alex, who recently made the decision to transition. It was chosen out of 1,500 entries from around the world as the standout in the documentary category by the judges: Kids at Play partner Amy Laslett, Bleed for This producer Joshua Sason, and Netflix’s head of content acquisition Funa Maduka. The judges praised Lucie for transforming a highly personal story into a film relatable to any viewer.
Speaking to Forbes following her win, she told Forbes, “the topic is close to my heart not just because it’s my family, but because there are so many non-heteronormative families out there like us, who are hugely under-represented in the media.”