Local LGBTQ+ Director Mercedez Nucaro—whose production company NV Media Productions is based out of the Innovation Cluster’s incubator through the FastStart program—is creating a mini-documentary PTBOLoves to showcase local relationships in the LGBTQ+ community. Mercedez is currently holding a casting call for Peterborough locals who would want to be featured in the doc, which will be launched at this year's Peterborough Pride on September 21st.
“We are looking to feature a diverse group of LGBTQ+ people who are in loving, romantic partnerships and want to be featured in this mini-documentary that seeks to celebrate and explore the beauty of love in its many forms,” says Mercedez.
“We are especially seeking couples who are from or met in Peterborough and have memories and special moments that took place in local spaces,” she adds.
The mini-documentary is in partnership with Peterborough Pride—which is celebrating its 15th year—and will allow those attending pride to see how Peterborough has been fostering a loving & growing LGBTQ+ community over the years.
"To me, supporting Peterborough Pride is very personal because this city is where I met people who finally made me feel safe and supported me enough to come out," says Mercedez.
Those who are interested must send a photo of themselves and their significant other, name, age, brief description of how they met, how long they have been together, relationship status and most importantly, what makes their love story unique.
Applications should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by August 12th. Participants must be available for the shooting date of August 19th in Peterborough.