Now available to watch free on Vimeo, Reach the Sky is a musical stop-motion short carrying an uplifting pro-2SLGBTQ message — complete with diversely representative (and utterly charming) crocheted puppet stars.
The animation follows three queer friends in three queer cars that become separated by an unexpected queer fork in the road. Falling into diverging journeys to discover self-love, community and a fabulous legacy of queer icons.
Directed by Daniel Sterlin-Altman (Hi, It’s Your Mother), incorporating the crochet dolls of Chason Yeboah, and set to Thom Gill’s arrangement of the Rita MacNeil song “We’ll Reach the Sky Tonight,” recorded by the Queer Songbook Orchestra.
Reach the Sky has had more than 30 international screenings on four continents, including NEWFEST (NYC), OutFest (LA), Inside Out (Toronto), as well as festivals in Berlin, Mumbai, Japan, Russia, Mexico and many others.