Hell or Highwater Productions is a queer femme duo whose documentary on queer femme identity - "A Complicated Queerness: Living Femme in a Dyke Community" - has been screened at Frameline San Francisco International Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, Inside Out Toronto Lesbian and Gay Film and Video Festival, and Closet Cinema Southwest Gay and Lesbian Film Festival. Johanna Buchignani recieved her Masters in Human Sexuality and Emily Hillman holds a Bachelors in Anthropology with a minor in film. They co-directed, produced, filmed and edited this documentary, with sound, tech, and editing assistance from Lex Sloan, Mango Samuels of "Have you Seen Us Productions" and "The Mango Lab" as well as Justin Herazo of "Thrown Out Pictures." The documentary investigates the ways in which gender, power and sexism are lived and experienced within the San Francisco Mission dyke community. The film aims to promote awareness of and discussion about the prejudice and invisibility of queer femininity, in order to build alliances and healthier queer communities.

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