Piano Man is a Finalist for a 2022 PAGE Award!
It’s been an exciting season, Piano Man has swept the festivals, including the Nicholl Fellowship and Austin Film Festival, putting it on the Red List, Coverfly’s register of the highest ranking unproduced scripts of the season.
Now, out of nearly 9,000 scripts considered for the PAGE Awards, it is currently Top 10 in its category. Tune in next month to see if it gets a medal!🥇🥈🥉
Written with the help of acclaimed writer and trans activist Oliver D. Allen, Piano Man is inspired by the true story of a jazz musician whose family found out he was transgender only after he died. As he gets closer to his dream of stardom, the risk of being exposed only rises—Desi Cooper has to decide if he’s really going to risk everything for fame.
As genderqueer writers, this story was very important to us. Oliver, a friend and an award-winning writer, was brought in to make sure that Desi remained authentic. As trans-masculine themselves, Oliver’s perspective was invaluable.