Hey, I'm StormMiguel!

San Francisco, California

Follow my project about lesbian youth culture in the 70s & 80s in Albuquerque, New Mexico! 
The Whistlehttps://www.seedandspark.com/fund/thewhistle

 



I'm a queer trans Latinx filmmaker and multi-media artist based in San Francisco. I am originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico and still have very strong roots there - even though I've been in the Bay Area almost half my life. I guess you could say I'm polygeoamorous?

I love editing and am a director of a couple documentaries. The films I work on are rooted deeply in queer, poc, and trans communities and lives. I had the pleasure of co-producing and editing MAJOR! a film about Black trans elder and pioneer, Miss Major Griffin-Gracy. I am currently in post production as a producer/director/editor on The Whistle, a documentary about lesbian youth culture in the 70s and 80s in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and in early production as director/editor on a documentary about acclaimed trans modern dance and choreography trailblazer, Sean Dorsey. 

I am also an occasional actor, most recently as the lead in a short by Maria Breaux called "Socorro" and currently a part of an amazing rockstar cast in a film by Maria Breaux which will be announced soon!

 

I serve on the Board of Directors of Queer Cultural Center in San Francisco, the Advisory Board of the San Francisco Transgender Film Festival, and the Board of Elders for Peacock Rebellion - we in QTPOC communities are sometimes considered elders as early as our 40s. I just go with it and try not to let it get to my head. 


Aside from all that, I love New Mexican food, Chihuahuas, the rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar, being a part of TQPOC community and queer and trans communites in general. 


My Projects

Projects I'm Supporting

Vulveeta: The Music Continues

San Francisco Feature
Comedy, Music

Grrrilda Beausoleil’s turning 50, and all she wants is a reunion with her 1990s riot grrrl band—the one she abandoned 20 years ago.

76%

10 days left

114 followers

Flock

Bar Harbor Short
Thriller, LGBTQ

Flock is a trans-created dramatic thriller about a man traveling to Maine to rescue his lover from a lethal cult.

93%

This project got the green light!

Long Haulers

New York Feature
Documentary, Experimental

Driving thousands of miles, Long Haulers weaves together stories of courage, tenacity, and humor from three women in the trucking industry.

107%

This project got the green light!

The Whistle - 70s & 80s lesbian youth in Albuquerque, New Mexico

San Francisco Feature
Documentary, History

We didn't all know each other, but we knew how to find each other.

102%

This project got the green light!

Peony Park

Los Angeles Feature
Drama, Family

One of 17 children, Niecey is a Black girl growing up in Nebraska with Hollywood Dreams, struggling to find love & acceptance.

100%

This project got the green light!

16,000 Dollars

Los Angeles Short
Comedy

A struggling black college grad considers his options after receiving a reparations check for $16,000

104%

This project got the green light!

Triple Threat

New York Feature
Drama, Musical

Close friendships are slowly pulled apart as a once shared Broadway dream is abandoned by one in favor of a new dream: fatherhood.

101%

This project got the green light!

A Guy Walks Into a Bar

New York Short
Action, Thriller

On the day after the election in 2016, a man with dwarfism is assaulted at a bar.

101%

This project got the green light!

Mama Gloria

Chicago Feature
Documentary, LGBTQ

Before Janet Mock and Laverne Cox, there was Gloria Allen.

102%

This project got the green light!

Incurable

New York Short
Drama, Romantic Comedy

Incurable: a journey of love, rejection, and an overactive imagination.

113%

This project got the green light!

Tristan and Isaac

Los Angeles Short
Drama, Romance

Two lovers get swept up in a romance with no concern for consequences.

82%

This project got the green light!

Nice Tan

San Francisco Series
Comedy, LGBTQ

Nice Tan is a WOC / QPOC-led sketch comedy series that tackles life and identity in a world that's not as woke as it wants to be.

107%

This project got the green light!

Demonhuntr

Los Angeles Series
Horror, LGBTQ

A motley crew of queer friends in LA runs a business vanquishing demons while navigating their love (and sex) lives.

82%

This project got the green light!

Close Ties to Home Country

Chicago Short
Comedy, Biography

Based on real events. Akanksha, a kind immigrant, finds family in the rich people's dogs she dogsits, while her sister's US visa is denied.

118%

This project got the green light!

To the Moon and Back

Montclair Short
Documentary, LGBTQ

A feel-good documentary dedicated to telling the first love stories and romantic relationships of LGBTQ+ individuals.

117%

This project got the green light!

Los Angeless

Los Angeles Series
Comedy, Drama

Los Angeless is an anthology series made up of 9 short films by 15 female filmmakers, set in an authentic, unromanticized version of L.A.

83%

This project got the green light!

Bubble

Los Angeles Short
Comedy, LGBTQ

Feelings, like debt, get a lot worse when you avoid them.

85%

This project got the green light!

Regret

New Orleans Short
Drama, LGBTQ

A successful farmer who takes in a friend's children reckons with what being an out lesbian in her struggling Cajun community has cost her.

100%

This project got the green light!

Inbetween Girl

Galveston Feature
Comedy, Teen

Angie's life becomes even more complicated when she begins an affair with a popular jock at her new private school.

115%

This project got the green light!

RUNAROUND SUE

Natchitoches Feature
Drama, Music

RUNAROUND SUE is a small-town Southern bartender known for breaking hearts... until THE WANDERER comes to town.

103%

This project got the green light!

Someone Will Assist You Shortly

Hampton Bays Feature
Drama, LGBTQ

A gay hospice nurse climbs back into the closet to care for his abusive dad and the behaviorally challenging nephew he never knew he had.

81%

This project got the green light!

Alpha Female Films - A New Brand of Content

New York Company
Comedy, Drama

An Intersectional Queer Film Production Company presents its inaugural two short films and feature-length film.

82%

This project got the green light!

First Position.

Los Angeles Short
Drama, LGBTQ

When a young dancer becomes infected with the AIDS virus, he must find a way to prove his talent to himself and the only man he loves.

80%

This project got the green light!

Bar Flies

Bozeman Short
Comedy, Drama

A grad student who studies the alcohol consumption habits of sexually deprived fruit flies finds parallels between her study and love life.

94%

This project got the green light!

Cherry Picking

Los Angeles Short
Comedy, Drama

A bride questions if waiting until marriage to have sex was the right choice, voicing concern to her very sexually active female cousins.

107%

This project got the green light!

Butch Pal For The Straight Gal

Los Angeles Series
Comedy, Reality-TV

The lesbian Queer Eye, aka Butch Pal For The Straight Gal, pokes fun at stereotypes while gifting self-love and empowerment to women in need

102%

This project got the green light!

Bridges: Solstice

Oakland Feature
Drama, LGBTQ

A triptych of stories invite us into the interweaving worlds of Yara, Ilhan, Quina and Luciana, who embody water, air, earth, and fire.

87%

This project got the green light!

OUR BODIES OUR DOCTORS

Portland Feature
Documentary

Abortion providers and the fight for the heart and soul of American medicine.

102%

This project got the green light!

Agent of Change

Los Angeles Series
Comedy, LGBTQ

A secret agent is on a mission to save the future of food, and as a transgender man, save humanity... one gender stereotype at a time.

100%

This project got the green light!

New Recruits

Fremont Short
Comedy, LGBTQ

New Recruits is a military satire about why young men and women choose to serve in the Army and the headstrong leadership that prepares th

88%

This project got the green light!

DYKES, CAMERA, ACTION!

New York Feature
Documentary, LGBTQ

A history of queer cinema from the women who made it happen.

100%

This project got the green light!

Looking for Leia

San Francisco Series
Documentary, Sci-Fi

A joyous gender justice project about the women of Star Wars fandom

122%

This project got the green light!

Kew Gardens Festival of Cinema

New York Festival
Film-related Business, Shorts Program

Show us your film. We'll show you success.

81%

This project got the green light!

Nun Habits Series

New York Series
Comedy, LGBTQ

A weed-smoking nun befriends a gay high school senior. Together, they reconcile their personal beliefs with the teachings of the Church.

87%

This project got the green light!

Pretty Dudes - Season Two

Los Angeles Series
Comedy, LGBTQ

The "pretty boy curse" may be over, but is their luck changing for the better? The Dudes make new friends and face new challenges.

88%

This project got the green light!

Sign

Los Angeles Short
Drama

A damaged man sets today to be his last, but an unexpected encounter gives him a renewed outlook on life.

83%

This project got the green light!

Bad Ally

New York Series
Comedy, LGBTQ

Mix, a white trans person, and Harriet, a black cis woman, navigate NYC as artists, allies, activists, and fierce, femmillenial friends.

88%

This project got the green light!

Before Homosexuals - Educational Outreach Campaign

Guilford Feature
Documentary, LGBTQ

From Ancient Times to Victorian Crimes

129%

This project got the green light!

Backsiders

New York Short
Drama, LGBTQ

When Andy, a transman, is visited by his ex, he must decide whether he can let go of the last relic that ties them together.

138%

This project got the green light!

Monstr Web Series

Seattle Series
Horror, LGBTQ

Mixing horror, comedy, and LGBT themes, Monstr is about a young gay man who downloads the wrong dating app and meets literal monsters!

90%

This project got the green light!

D.I.Y.

Philadelphia Feature
Comedy, LGBTQ

A queer couple is determined to tie the knot their own way.

125%

This project got the green light!

The American Mistake

Nashville Short
Comedy, Shorts Program

A woman wakes up after a night of heavy drinking and, well, you know the rest. Or do you?

129%

This project got the green light!

Rich Kids

Houston Feature
Drama

A group of Latino teens in a poor community break into Los Ricos, a local mansion, to forget their difficult lives and live a different one.

101%

This project got the green light!

The Naturals

Boston Series
Crime, LGBTQ

The daughter of a Boston hitman is drawn into the family business after he dies.

80%

This project got the green light!

BROTHERS

New York Series
Drama, LGBTQ

A group of transgender male friends live, love and bind in Brooklyn.

108%

This project got the green light!

Make Out Party

Chicago Short
Comedy, LGBTQ

Make Out Party is a queer high-style, no budget comedy of errors set against the colorful backdrop of the Chicago underground.

103%

This project got the green light!

Exposure

Pepin Feature
Romance, LGBTQ

Two women set off on separate journeys of self-reflection and contemplation. What happened between them? How did the relationship die?

100%

This project got the green light!

The Last Partera

Durham Feature
Documentary

A 95-year-old midwife passes on her wisdom to a new generation of Costa Rican women fighting for their right to choose how they give birth.

106%

This project got the green light!

INTO NOWHERE

Providence Feature
Drama

Five close friends leave university to build their own idea of utopia. It’s a far cry from perfection.

91%

This project got the green light!

F*ck Yes Series

Los Angeles Series
Romance, Comedy

F*ck Yes! is what affirmative consent sounds like. Sex made hotter. SoSFW (sort of Safe For Work.)

133%

This project got the green light!

Signing Out

Los Angeles Short
LGBTQ

Sarah & Amy unknowingly visit the same therapist years after their romantic relationship ends, forcing them to face what actually happened.

91%

This project got the green light!

Radioactive Veteran

Durham Short
Documentary

A new look at nuclear fallout in America

100%

This project got the green light!

Green

Norwich Short
Adventure, Fantasy

A little girl fights to save the forest behind her childhood home from a logging truck that is destroying the land - will she succeed?

83%

This project got the green light!

Wedlocked

Los Angeles Short
LGBTQ, Satire

Not one to be held back by unfair legislation, Sydney outsmarts the web of laws keeping her tied down and unable to get divorced.

90%

This project got the green light!

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