Unhung Heroes is my short comic fiction film about five FTM (female to male) transgendered guys who, after finding an internet article announcing the first actual penis transplants are about to be performed, imagine a scheme to come up with over a million dollars in surgery money. Riffing on influences as diverse as Reservoir Dogs, Busby Berkeley and Peter Berlin movies, this action-packed comedy starts with their experience of life as a 'guy without a dick,' then follows their rosy fantasies of life 'post-transplant,' and the crazy imaginary lengths they go to for the money.
"Unhung Heroes" was released in 2002 and has played in festivals around the world since then. It is distributed by Frameline in San Francisco.
(Oh, yes, and my first name was Ilya back then...)
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