A Year in the Life of Five
Trans Children

Inside Out is a feature documentary that takes us deep inside the lives of transgender and gender non-conforming children. By following the journeys of these children and their families we come to understand their hopes, fears, and challenges. Read more about the story.



What is the cost of the film? The budget for this movie is $800.000. That figure covers the many pre-production costs that go into making a film: shooting for one year in multiple cities and towns, editing the film, music and audio post production, and finally, costs related to distribution. It is a relatively modest budget for a theatrical feature film.

Who is the audience for this film? We are aiming for a theatrical release followed by television, DVD and on-demand distribution. Our goal is for Inside Out to reach as broad an audience as is possible, with a focus on reaching the people that stand to learn the most from the film.

When can I see this movie? We plan to shoot from August ’16 to Sept. ’17. It should begin screening in early 2018.  The amount of time it takes to finish a movie like this is why we so urgently need to raise funds now – so we don’t have to wait another year to get this to the world! In the meantime, take a look at our video shorts.


Are donations tax deductible? Donations to support Inside Out are accepted by Gender Diversity, a 501(c)(3) US non-profit organization whose mission we share. Your donation is tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Consult your tax advisor for more information.

Can I donate by check? Of course! Please make check payable to Gender Diversity (our non-profit fiscal sponsor) and mail to:

Inside Out, 10306 SW Cove Road, Vashon, WA 98070, USA

Please include your email address so we can send you a receipt.

Can I donate stocks or bonds? You bet! Please send us an email. if you are interested in doing this.

I work for a foundation, are you interested in foundation grants? Absolutely. Please contact us via the email button to discuss.

What if you exceed your funding goal? We want this film to reach as many people in as many communities as possible. Funding raised over our goal will go toward giving this film the broadest distribution and outreach possible.

I made a donation but the counter on your website didn’t change, did it go through? When you make a donation via PayPal you will get notification via email that your transaction was successful, along with a receipt. Since we are hosting this campaign on our own website, rather than a crowd funding site like Kickstarter, we must update totals nightly.

Why aren’t you doing this campaign on Kickstarter? After a lot of research we found that the cost of fees and fulfillment for going through Kickstarter would be over 35%. We believe that the people donating to our film are not doing so because they want another coffee mug for their shelf. They are donating because they understand that this film can touch hearts, open minds and change the world for trans* people. We also believe our donors would rather see that 35% up on the screen!

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