DIRECTOR - EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
I’m a 29 year-old documentary filmmaker originally from just outside Brussels, Belgium. Landing in the City of Angels in 2008, I have been involved in numerous national and international TV productions of the highest stage from politics, Hollywood and sports.
I grew up a huge sports fan and when I turned twelve I fell in love with the game of basketball. At the age of sixteen I was selected to be a part of Bree, a Belgian First Division team. For three years I got a taste of professional basketball at the highest level in my country.
WHY I WANTED TO MAKE 'GAME FACE'
I've been openly gay since I was twenty-three. As an athlete I was in denial of my sexual orientation and as a young basketball player I needed a role model to show me I wasn't the only one dealing with those struggles. After I discovered my true identity, I realized many are still misinformed about LGBTQ's players in sports. And that's why I want to make this documentary: to inspire closeted athletes, but also to educate society on these very important issues and topics.
In the past we've seen several athletes come out after their career. But I wanted to bring stories of active LGBTQ athletes coming out during their career, to create a better understanding on the hurdles they have to overcome in finding their true selves and acceptance in society.
Brian “Killa B” Bates
POST PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR
Monkeyland Audio Inc.
ANIMATION & MOTION GRAPHICS