Sam Berliner

Short film
desired! – film lust & queer

»My goal as a filmmaker is to provide a positive voice for the trans, gender-queer, androgynous & gender-fluid folks not yet represented on screen, documenting our history, serving as a call to action to be recognised and respected by society at large, and forcing our culture to evolve.«
– Sam Berliner

In their fight for the Gender Evolution Revolution, the Genderbusters drive around resolving the gender-binary dilemmas of folks all over San Francisco.

Awards for ›Genderbusters‹
Best Short Film, Seattle’s Transgender Film Festival 2011

Director / Script / Editing / Production

Sam Berliner


Renny McCauley


Jenn Radick


Sarah Wodin-Schwartz, Darcy Allder, Elenore Toczynski, Carson Rader und andere


Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre


Sam Berliner

Sam Berliner is a genderqueer/trans recent MFA graduate from San Francisco State University. Sam graduated from Smith College in 2005 with a BA in Film & Theatre. His film Genderbusters, which has been screened in company with Perception at the IFFF Dortmund+Köln 2012, won Best Short Film at Translations: the Seattle Transgender Film Festival, at which Sam is currently the Festival Director.

Films by Sam Berliner
Genderbusters 2011 | The Naked 2010 | Perception 2010 | Gender? 2009 | The Second Oldest Profession 2005 | Catching The Wind 2003