Highlights the life and 40-year career of gay and civil rights activist Ray Hill and his trajectory from out Texas quarterback in 1958 to 74 year-old advocate, working to stay relevant in a world he’s helped change.
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About the Director
Travis Johns is a multi-disciplinary filmmaker and co- founder of Proud Pony International, a new-media collective focusing on high quality video products and creative dressage. Also an accomplished editor and motion designer, Travis has worked for clients like Redbull, BP, New Balance, Scion, and Howard TV, while his short films have screened at festivals worldwide, including the web-series GET OUT! OF THE CLOSET! at The 15th Annual Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival and Chicago’s 29th Annual Reeling Festival. Two of his shorts were selected for the Texas Filmmakers Showcase: IT’S FOR HER in 2009, and this year his latest work, THE TROUBLE WITH RAY, a short-form documentary on legendary activist Ray Hill. With a background in acting, Travis translates creative from storyboard to screen with a unique perspective. He specializes in taking a sidelong glance at the comedy and meaning found in everyday, relatable experiences.