A former VP of Operations for a global independent film distribution company, Kelly A. Burkhardt has dedicated 13 years of her career distributing award-winning, notable and provocative LGBT films. She brings her most recent film, The Gloria Project to Pride of the Ocean’s 10th anniversary cruise March 4-12, 2017.
“The Gloria! Project” is a thought-provoking feature-length documentary about the life and legacy of transformative, outspoken civil rights leader and Latina lesbian Gloria Casarez.
A returning Pride of the Ocean filmmaker, Kelly worked with Nathan Adloff as a producer on his film MILES, which he will also be bringing with him on our 10th anniversary cruise
Click here or on the image below to watch the trailer for the film, then check out the Upcoming Cruises link above to learn how you can meet Kelly on our Eastern Caribbean cruise
Join us as we welcome writer & director Stu Maddux, who will be bringing his new web series QUEER GHOST HUNTERS to Pride of the Ocean’s 10th anniversary cruise March 4-12, 2017.
Sadly enough, throughout history our LGBTQ community members were incarcerated in jails and prisons, committed to asylums and were employed in theaters and opera houses. So why don’t ghosthunters ever seem to find any queer ghosts?!!
Join us as acclaimed Director Stu Maddux and Stonewall Columbus take you on a haunting and very, very queer adventure!
Why do they do it? Click here or on the image below to watch a featurette that explains it all, then read on to learn how you can meet Stu on our Eastern Caribbean cruise.
Stu is a multi-award winning filmmaker with international credits whose many goals include strengthening the queer community by bringing together its different generations.His films include GEN SILENT the widely used documentary about Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender older people hiding their lives to survive discrimination, bullying and abuse.His first documentary as an independent filmmaker was the critically-acclaimed BOB AND JACK’S 52-YEAR ADVENTURE, about an Army sergeant who began an affair with his commanding officer in 1952. The two men came out to the troops in their unit and are still together a half-century later.
When he’s not creating, Ari can be found tickling the ivories wherever there is a piano nearby, and shaking a tail feather on pretty much any dance floor, so he’ll be a great friend to have on a cruise ship. Ari currently lives and works in Hell’s Kitchen, a vibrant New York City neighborhood with a storied past and an ever-changing future.