Tristen Sutherland

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  • Country:   Canada
  • Province/State:   Ontario
  • City:   Toronto
  • How do you Identify?:   Queer, Non-binary, Black
  • Age:   23
  • Field of Work:   Fiction/Scripted and Documentary
  • Union:   Non-Union
  • Interested In:   TV Writing Room
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Tristen Sutherland is a director/ writer whose stories often act as a means of highlighting the humanity of BIPOC members of the LGBTQ+ community. Their  most recent short film “Owen” follows the relationship change between a mother and her trans-son during his coming out and premiered at the Denton Black Film Festival. Sutherland was also selected to be a member of the Black Women in Film Canada’s  Mentorship cohort in 2019.  Their newest script “Halfway Boy” is featured in this year’s Working the Scene in Colour’s reading series.