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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Mixed↑ will premiere on FROOT APRIL 2nd, 2021

United Kingdom - It was announced today that Mixed↑ (MixedUp), the feature film directorial debut from British-born multi-disciplinary artist Howard J. Davis (aka HAUI), will launch on FROOT April 2nd, 2021.

Mixed↑ film explores the dichotomy of living between binaries and follows HAUI’s journey to finding inner cohesion as he learn to navigate the isolation and nuances of being mixed heritage and queer. The film includes words from novelist Zadie Smith, actress/activist Tantoo Cardinal and music from British bassist Djeneba Davis-Eyo. Co-produced by trans filmmaker and producer Jack Fox and produced in association with OUTtv, Mixed↑ultimately demands that we celebrate the beauty of being unique and different.

"Explaining my mixed heritage to people is like coming out of the closet every time. This film is a deeply personal work that follows my story as I learn to contend with living in a world socialized around the construction of race, gender, and orientation. Too often, BIPOC and LGBTQ2+ people are deemed as “other" when we may not necessarily feel that way. This film is also a love letter to my dad while also addressing certain stigmas around sexuality and is a celebration of what it means to “mixed-up", which I wear and brandish proudly,” says Mixed↑ writer/director HAUI.

Mixed↑ is about acknowledging our past in order to move forward conscientiously and aims to help normalize the existence of underrepresented communities while shedding light on subjects that are often shied away from.

MixedUp Official Trailer | Art Documentary | OUTtv | Available Now

WHAT ARE PEOPLE SAYING?

"It's a beautiful and deeply personal work with moments I found very moving”

Atom Egoyan, Stage and Screen Director.

"It's remarkable...I froze with cold during all the makeup closeups. Truly terrifying in a way I don't think film has ever explored before..."

Martha Henry, Stage Director and Actress

"A bold mix of documentary, confessional strident manifesto, and arthouse experiment. It defies categorization a lot like the artist at its centre."

Stir Vancouver

“MixedUp is going to allow a lot of people to begin healing”

ETALK Canada

"It is a masterpiece. A personal story that often wrestles with the idea of self-expression and owning your identity no matter who is watching. It’s a story of belonging when you don’t fit into the mold and accepting hard truths. It’s also a story of great strength and loving yourself despite being different. HAUI is a remarkable artist with a rainforest of creative ideas spawned from his individualism. He has truly reached the top of the mountain with this film and it has to be seen to be appreciated.”

Hollywood North Magazine

ABOUT THE TEAM:

HAUI aka HOWARD J. DAVIS - DIRECTOR/WRITER/PRODUCER

HAUI is a diverse multi-disciplinary entrepreneur of many artistic trades including filmmaking, performing & visual arts. He was the recipient of ByBlack’s People’s Choice Award for Best Filmmaker in 2019. Career highlights so far have been directing his internationally screened and award-winning short film C’est Moi about the history of Marie-Josephe Angelique, working with Marie Clements on her feature film Red Snow, working with Tantoo Cardinal on an upcoming project and a new Black Opera about the history of Canadian singer Portia White which is currently in development through the support of the Ontario Arts Council https://www.haui.ca

JACK FOX - PRODUCER

Jack Fox is a Vancouver-based producer and director for TV, film and radio. His projects vary in genre, format and scope from Metro Vancouver’s PSA ad campaigns, “Create Memories Not Garbage” and “Think Thrice” to 70 episodes for OutlookTV, an LGBTQ magazine show, to feature-length documentaries for OUTtv: Fountain of Age, Changing Keys: the Sara Davis Buechner Story and Why Go Through That? Jack was also instrumental in producing the first ever transgender sitcom The Switch. On the airwaves Jack produced 4 hours of content weekdays for Roundhouse Radio’s morning show with host Gene Valaitis. During this time he successfully booked high profile talent including Cynthia Germanotta, Henry Winkler, Scott Moir and Tessa Virtue for half hour radio interviews. Jack’s current passion project involves editing down 20 hours of interview footage into a 2-hour documentary, telling one woman’s story of her life during the Jewish Holocaust. https://www.jackfoxmedia.com/

ABOUT FROOT

“Froot”, a new streaming service dedicated to queer and allied audiences. While Froot is a UK and Ireland exclusive platform for now, the people behind it are no strangers to queer programming – Froot is owned by OMG (OUTtv Media Group), the world’s largest provider and aggregator of original LGBTQ+ television content, with channels in Canada, New Zealand, Australia, South Africa and the United States It includes dramas, documentaries and reality programmes such as Trixie Mattel: Skinny Legend, House of Drag, Boystown and more. The new service will be available via iOS and Android apps, on a browser, and on Roku and Amazon Fire TV streaming devices. It costs £2.99/month or £29.99/year, and there’s a free 7-days trial for new subscribers.

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FOR MEDIA INQUIRIES:

Mixed Up Pictures Inc

m: 416.388.7924

mixedupmediaproductions@gmail.com

mixedup.ca

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