A new short film from Scotland will explore the ‘I’ in LGBTI – Intersex.

Pink Saltire are today announcing a collaborative partnership with Dundee-based filmmakers, Microdot Films.

Despite many organisations claiming to be LGBTI inclusive, some people don’t know what intersex really means. A new ground-breaking informative short film, titled “Introducing Intersex” will be produced as part of an ongoing series of short films. The ‘Pink Saltire Originals’ series explores topical issues of human rights in Scotland and the charity recently launched three short films tackling homophobic bullying, trans and non-binary healthcare and life for LGBT+ people in rural communities.


Microdot Films will produce the film which addresses some of the common misunderstandings, dispels the myths and offers viewers the facts.

Filmmaker, Daniel Ogierman said, “We’re always seeking new and creative projects which challenge and develop us as filmmakers which is why we’re extremely excited to be involved in the Originals project. We feel incredibly privileged to have been chosen to create the “Introducing Intersex” film. We can’t wait to see the results of everyones work to portray the key information and the real facts about being intersex.”


Microdot primarily specialises in social issue films, as well as commercial and corporate work. They are passionate about working with people to give them a voice, particularly in areas such as poverty, recovery and mental and sexual health.

They have worked with a number of services and organisations to create films which have been used for educational purposes, including NHS Tayside, Terrence Higgins Trust and British Association for Sexual Health and HIV.

Speaking about the partnership, Pink Saltire Trustee, Nicola Byrne, said, “We are so excited to be working with Microdot on a widely unknown topic in Scotland. Our charity strive to connect people in new creative ways and we understand this will be the first exploration in film of intersex experiences in Scotland. We know that we can produce a powerful film which represents intersex people and the issues they face accurately.”
You can find out more about Microdot HERE.
The film is being funded by Awards for All Scotland and will be available for public viewing later this year.


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