Werq It

This film is free to watch and is available for the run of the festival starting the day of Thanksgiving 2021. To watch this film please click on the orange “TICKETS” button below and then click on the FREE option.  You also have the option to buy the Movie Buff Pass to watch all the films of the festival until December 15, 2021.


Werq It tells the story of a struggling actor as he comes home from an audition one afternoon, and unexpectedly finds out he has been kicked out of his apartment by his frustrated girlfriend.

Director Biography – Edwin Alexis Gómez

Edwin Alexis Gómez is a queer Nicaraguan-American writer, director, producer and multidisciplinary artist. His body of work blends the resounding beauty and exquisite pain of love and life and becomes its own mythology. His directorial debut QUÉDATE CALLADO (Stay Silent) won a Grand Jury Award at the 2018 Outfest Fusion Film Festival. His sophomore short film LA SAD BOY premiered at the 2019 Outfest Film Festival and was recently acquired by ShortsTV. His latest short film JOYRIDE premiered at the 2020 PBS Short Film Festival where it won the “Most Popular” award. The film also went on to win “Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble Cast” at the 2020 Official Latino Film and Arts Festival. He was selected as a 2019 Playwriting Fellow for Lambda Literary Foundation Writers Retreat for Emerging LGBTQ Voices for his play FLOWER OF ANGER, as a 2020 VONA Voices Fellow in Screenwriting and most recently as a participant of Cine Qua Non Lab’s inaugural Storylines Development Lab for his feature film CASTILLOS INVISIBLES (Invisible Castles). Gómez is also developing his digital series FRENEMIGAS and is currently bringing his feature film version of JOYRIDE to life.

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