part testimonial/part confessional. what are the lines between the facts of who i am and the fiction of what i can become? mixed↑ is a reclaimed book of genesis: a manifesto that collides the wildly diverse elements of being queer, mixed and different in a world socialized around the construction of race, gender and orientation. mixed↑ follows howard j davis aka haui in his feature film directing debut, as he combats the isolation of being bipoc and lgtbq+ and helps to normalize the existence of being “other”. featuring haui’s biological and found family including: actress/activist tantoo cardinal; stage and screen performer thom allison; multidisciplinary artist jani lauzon while also featuring the musical talents of canadian opera singer isaiah bell, singer/songwriter alex st. kitts and canadian gem jeremiah sparks. co-produced by trans filmmaker/producer jack fox, mixed↑ demands that we celebrate the beauty of being unique without negating the struggle of finding inner cohesion.
"HAUI aka Howard J Davis is a queer, diverse multi-disciplinary artist with experience as a performer, filmmaker, designer and visual artist. He continues to explore stories of heritage while drawing from his highly theatrical aesthetic."
"Jack is a trans director/filmmaker from Vancouver who shares a wealth of knowledge and strong point-of-view to explore social & politic change through his artistic craft."
alex st. kitts
djenaba davis eyo