Pilots

Pilots

Many of the works on this platform are independently produced by grassroots filmmakers. Check out these conceptual pilots from OTV's collection.

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Pilots
  • Femme Queen Chronicles

    FEMME QUEEN CHRONICLES follows four black trans women as they navigate through love, life, shade, and trade in the city of Detroit.

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  • Models

    Two (wannabe) models flecked with anxiety, reach their dreams, learn new lessons, and try to keep touch with reality. Join them on a surreal rollercoaster of neuroses and contained hikinks across the streets of Chicago.

  • THOTless

    Living in Chicago under the weight of debt and constant microaggressions, a queer disabled Latina and her roommate, a Black trans sex worker, struggle to survive and thrive while searching for validation.

  • United States of Aliens (U.S. Aliens)

    An unfiltered look at the lives of 20-something "non-resident aliens” aka international post-grads Uduak and Rishita, and their failed attempts to culturally assimilate into everyday American life in Chicago, while they (legally) can.

    Created by Aalisha Sheth and Nikkita D.

  • Border'd

    Three Hispanic siblings are called back to their hometown after a family tragedy that forces them to confront their ignored culture, past failures, and hidden secrets.

    //CAST//
    Lauryn Lugo
    Adrian Nuno
    Andrew Nuno
    Michelle Jasso
    Armando Reyes
    John Magana
    Mateuz Wielomek
    Rose Konvalinka

    //CREW// ...

  • FOBia

    An Indian immigrant woman adapts to life in America with her American roommate and Indian neighbor while dealing with cultural misunderstandings and general mayhem in FOBia.

    Written and created by Priya Mohanty.
    Directed by Reshmi Hazra Rustebakke.

  • Kings and Queens

    Drag performers and best friends Polly Glamory and Stevie Stars ditch their boring college graduation to compete in the last round of a drag competition. Their relationships with each other and everyone around them are tested as they try to become the best performers in the most competitive drag ...

  • Quare Life

    Four queer women of color negotiate professional and personal relationships on Chicago's south side.

    //CAST AND CREW//
    M Shelly Conner (Creator/Producer/Writer)
    Myra Boone (Pilot Producer/AD)
    Jessica King (Director)
    Christian Mejia (Cinematographer)
    Alistair Slaughter (Sound Engineer)
    Dru Monta...

  • Hot Tea With the Hotties

    The Unfriendly black hotties are a collective of black drag queens that resembles a sorority.
    Led by Bambi Banks Coulee, Kenzie Coulee, Khloe Coulee, and Miss Toto the hotties strive to bring Black queers with strong voices to the forefront so they have the confidence to express themselves freely...

  • Conspiracy Theorist

    Renee Hawthorne is a competitive doctoral candidate in neuropsychology when her life is unexpectedly derailed by a psychotic spell.

    Created by: Rebba Moore
    Co-Director & DP: Kelechi Agwuncha;
    1st Editor: Marcus Aubin;
    2nd Editor: Rebba Amaris;

    1st Cam: Lowell Thomas;
    2nd Cam & Gaffer: Luis T...