feature documentary


The 2018 SXSW Audience Award-winning feature film debut by Gabriel Silverman & Fiona Dawson, TransMilitary follows the Emmy-nominated short film Transgender, at War and in Love. Around 15,500 transgender people serve in the U.S. military (notably the largest transgender employer in the U.S.), where they must conceal their gender identity because military policies ban their service. TransMilitary chronicles the lives of four individuals (Senior Airman Logan Ireland, Corporal Laila Villanueva, Captain Jennifer Peace & First Lieutenant El Cook) defending their country’s freedom while fighting for their own. They put their careers and their families’ livelihoods on the line by coming out as transgender to top brass officials in the Pentagon in hopes of attaining the equal right to serve. The ban was lifted in 2016, but with President Trump now trying to reinstate it, their futures hang in the balance again.


A film by SideXSide Studios & Free Lion Productions   
In association with Archer Gray & Fearless Company    
Directed by Gabriel Silverman    
Co-director Fiona Dawson    
Produced by Jamie Coughlin, Gabriel Silverman, & Fiona Dawson    
Written by Jamie Coughlin & Gabriel Silverman    
Original concept by Fiona Dawson    
Executive Producers Amy Nauiokas, Vinay Singh, James Connolly, Sarah Kate Ellis, Zeke Stokes    
Co-producer Jess Kwan    
Cinematography by Gabriel Silverman    
Edited by Gil Seltzer    
Music by Mark Degli Antoni

Upcoming Festival Screenings

OUTFEST | Saturday, July 14th at 4:30PM in L.A. 

HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH NYC FILM FESTIVAL | Tuesday, June 19th at 9:15PM and Wednesday, June 20th at 6:30PM

AFI DOCS | Sunday June 17th at 2:30PM in Washington, D.C.

FRAMELINE | Opening Night film June 14th at the historic Castro Theater with gala to follow



FLORIDA FILM FESTIVAL | Grand Jury Award Winner


SWSW FILM FESTIVAL | Audience Award Winner

More to be announced soon...