My Genderation is an ongoing film project celebrating trans lives and experience. In 2011 Fox Fisher and Lewis Hancox both took part in a mainstream documentary in the UK. Afterwards, they formed My Genderation and started making films about trans people around them and documenting events. My Genderation is now ran by Fox Fisher and their partner, Owl. What makes My Genderation unique is that it is entirely trans led and it’s content made by trans people, about trans people, for a wider audience.
Their first broadcast was on BBC with one of our documentaries and after that we teamed up with All About Trans and made 25 short films about trans people, 8 of which were shown on Channel 4.
My Trans Story: Alice is about an older trans woman finding her way in life, coming out after having lived most of her life in the wrong gender. She shares with her hopes and fears in a heartfelt way. Her story tells a story of being trans in a modern society that is often so fixated on gender and sex as two unseparated categories and that your genitals govern who you are to be in society. With more awareness of transgender issues, we are starting to explore gender with a different perspective and what we are finding it is an incredible diversity of people who experience their gender and gender identity in such a different way.
About the Filmmaker
Submitted by Fox Fisher
Fox Fisher (MA) is an award winning artist, film-maker and campaigner. After taking part in C4’s My Transsexual Summer, Fox set up My Genderation and has made 50+ short films, which are endorsed by the BBC, C4 and the NHS. Fox promotes trans matters through TV appearances: ITV This Morning Breakfast TV (2011), BBC Inside Out (2012), Arte Europa (2013) BBC Victoria Derbyshire (2016). He is an advisor to All About Trans, and facilitated interactions w/ BBC, Daily Mail, Sun & Observer, to discuss representation in media. Fox co-created LGBT comedy Heartichoke and worked with Will Young on music video Brave Man, casting a trans lead. Fox plays the role of Jake Greenleaf (a gay transman) in Radio 4’s book adaptations of Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City (2016). Fox also co-created the Trans Acting course / Royal Central School of Speech & Drama, is a script consultant for BBC Eastenders’, trans character Kyle (2016). They are a Patron for LGBT Switchboard and co-creator of Children’s book: Are You A Boy Or Are You A Girl? and co-creator of Trans Pride Brighton (2013+). Fox stars as Blake in a diverse mini-series, As We Are, being released in Nov 2016.