Currently in production, AMPLIFIED is a feature-length LGBT music documentary film presented by the LGBT Academy of Recording Arts (LARA), produced by Sun Stargate Productions.
The film will spotlight the rise of queer music culture & entertainment and it's influence in mainstream culture. The director has gone back as far as the1930s to document gay and lesbian recording artists and entertainers who dared to BE during a time when it was not legal to openly express your sexual identity or orientation.
On the night of the OUTmusic Awards in Hollywood, CA, the LGBT Academy of Recording Arts (LARA) will celebrate 25 years in the making. The film will capture the culmination of a 25 year journey to a dream long deferred for out and proud LGBTQ recording artists and entertainers. The Academy has been strivng to build an entertainment plaform to ensure that LGBT music culture and heritage will be included and equivalently celebrated among mainstream music and entertainment awards.
The production of the OUTmusic Awards is unique, because it is not funded like mainstream award shows. This alliance of LGBTQ and straight creative industry professionals have acheived what many said could never be done. More and more the presence of LGBT creative industry professionals is growing stronger, as more people have come out in ther professional carreers.
The film will go behind the scenes of the OUTmusic Awards to capture the passion and heart of this against all odds team of creative industry professionals who have dedicated themselves to bringing this dream to fruition. Robinson will capture their struggle to make this production a success capturing them in action with the building out of the set, lighting and sound design, the rehearsals and the live performances! Interviews with LGBT entertainment pioneers, recording artists, activist, music industry luminaries and influential creative industry professionals will be the thread to link the past to the present.
Here's a sneak peak the LGBTQ music documentary film