To confront a resurgence of faith-based anti-LGBTQ laws brought about in the Trump era, Conductor Tim Seelig leads 300 singers of the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus on a bus tour of the deep south, showcasing fine music, confronting political and religious intolerance, and challenging his own troubled past with the church. Joined by the Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir, they bring a message of music, love, and acceptance to communities often on the frontlines against intolerance.
GAY CHORUS DEEP SOUTH premiered at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival and WON the “Audience Award” for Best Documentary film.
Director | David Charles Rodrigues
Producer | Bud Johnston, Jesse Moss
Screenwriter | David Charles Rodrigues, Jeff Gilbert
Cinematographer | Adam Hobbs
Editor| Jeff Gilbert
Composer | Bryan Senti
Executive Producer | James Goode, Tony Högqvist
Associate Producer | Freddie Whitman, Harrison Watkins
Art Director | Melinda Gorham
Additional Photography | Thorsten Thielow
Assistant Editor | Luke Willis
Consulting Producer | Rachel Holbrook, Jenny Gadd
Colorist | Beau Leon
Cast | The San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus, Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir, Dr. Tim Seelig, Chris Verdugo, Ashlé, Jimmy White