Staff Picks: Elijah McKinnon

Staff Picks: Elijah McKinnon

A curated selection of OTV favorites from co-founder and Executive Director, Elijah McKinnon.

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Staff Picks: Elijah McKinnon
  • Black Propaganda

    FUTUREHOOD is an artist collective, record label and media platform that provides an outlet for queer creators of color.

    Black Propaganda is a multi-media transmission featuring unreleased materials from the queer underground.

  • Craft Service

    1 season

    Welcome to Craft Service.

    A talk show experience that shares recipes for nourishment, recipes for success, spells, and stories

    I believe that with imagination, play, and application, we can create the world that we want to see.

    If you believe this too this is the show for you!

    If you don't b...

  • Southern for Pussy

    Over a long weekend, a mother and daughter discuss thinning vaginal walls and humiliate a handsome stranger.

    // CAST //

    Moxi // Zackary Drucker
    Patti // Penny Sori
    Jack // Geoffery Milam

    // CREW //

    Starring & Written by Zackary Drucker and Penny Sori
    Director // Zackary Drucker
    Cinematograph...

  • Molasses: The Drip

    Watch what happens when a group of Black trans and non-binary people get hooked on Molasses. Starring originally music by BoneReader, Zola Makeda, and Cae Monae along with vignettes of Molasses Chicago members at an impressive location.

  • Safe Outside

    A 24 year old has internalised the shame imposed on her about her sexuality. A 15 year old is settled in her expression of love. The moment in which they collide reveals an ascension. Where do lost souls see their reflections?

    -----------------------------

    Team Name: RETRO GAZE (Phiola Tesi Kay...

  • Capacity

    This short film was created during the Brave Futures Film Race Fall/Winter 2020.

    Calen, a queer black woman, navigates her inner turmoil, anxiety and worldly external forces while receiving guidance from her ancestor Dula to seek and find her fearlessness. She realizes she's always had the powe...

  • Seven of Tentacles

    The Oktopus can rapidly alter its shape and colour to adapt to any situation, communicate emotions or escape from danger. When self care becomes synonymous with self-optimisation and pop culture aestheticizes diverse sisterhood without acknowledging its complexity – what can we learn from these d...

  • The Right Swipe

    1 season

    When best friends India and Margo team up to start the Right Swipe, a business fixing men’s dating profiles, they have only three rules:

    One: They must use their powers for good. Two: They charge on a sliding scale. Three: They can’t sleep with their clients. Or date them. Or flirt with them.

    U...

  • Serial Dreamer

    4 videos

    In Hair Story, a pilot for Serial Dreamer, residents of an artsy Black co-op tell their wild stories to an out-of-work drag queen as she styles their hair to pay her rent.

    // MUSIC VIDEO / DREAM SEQUENCE //

    WATCH THE FULL VIDEO: http://www.weareo.tv/presents/bsayf

    Apple: https://itunes.apple....

  • FOBia
    1 season

    FOBia

    1 season

    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.

  • 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.

  • 35
    Movie + 1 extra

    35

    Movie + 1 extra

    In this social thriller, Tonia Stanwell finds herself on a nightmarish quest through a mysterious government agency to get to her 36th birthday. As our protagonist navigates this surreal and absurd world hellbent on preventing her from getting to 36, we examine the social issues and portray the v...

  • Conspiracy Theorist

    1 season

    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...

  • Good Enough

    2 seasons

    Attempting to hold their family together, the YGQ learns how to love and accept themselves as they navigate secret hook-ups, mental-crises and a series of scandalous shenanigans. But as the tight-knit clique attempts to heal from previous traumas they must collectively face the consequences that ...

  • Inertia

    Inertia is a visual musical experience by Brandon Markell Holmes. An exploration of black thought, existence & trauma ; through the lens of [MODERN Technological Narcissism]&[The Civil Rights Movement] - into the premature journey of Black JOY , acceptance, Existential tyranny , Religion , Binary...

  • SEEDS
    1 season

    SEEDS

    1 season

    Centered around the friendship of four college-aged girls, Seeds is a bold and dynamic narrative that explores the conversations between them through a hilariously authentic lens.

  • VELVET
    1 season

    VELVET

    1 season

    When Demetra, a competitive professional, is forced to reevaluate her social life, she strikes up a friendship with Cymone, her seemingly much cooler coworker. As their worlds collide to form a brand new #squad, these five young Chicagoans begin to reevaluate their own identities as well as their...

  • Arabica
    1 season

    Arabica

    1 season

    An original web series from little Palestine explores a web of first-generation Arab-Americans as they navigate their immigrant community that has had decades of government surveillance shape an already complicated culture.

  • Just Call Me Ripley

    1 season

    Just Call Me Ripley is a coming out story where nobody cries! This comedic web series centers on ripley who’s group of diverse, queer, wacky friends will support her no matter what she decides about her sexuality - but that doesn’t always make things easier... (Ok maybe there’s a little crying).

  • Starving Artists

    1 season

    Chicago comedy duo Aasia and Dewayne go to extravagant lengths to reach their goals of international stardom and complete world domination. A show about being young, gifted, and black in a world that praises straight, white, and wack.

  • Code-Switched

    1 season

    Code-Switched follows the interconnected lives of five South Asian-American friends trying to blaze their own trails in a world of fleeting relationships, high-expectations, and gentrified workplaces. Messy and constantly in a state of feeling “in-between,” the squad of Zara, Rahul, Priya, Joe, a...

  • Forward Momentum Yoga Series

    1 season

    Tap into forward momentum through yoga, breath and stillness with a rotating cast of instructors curated by Karla Huffman.

  • Kissing Walls

    2 seasons

    Kissing Walls is a romantic comedy that follows two friends as they struggle to build their careers while simultaneously navigating the ever-evolving and often complicated “new rules” of 21st century dating as queer men of color.

  • 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...