resume

billie rain

Education

B.A. Political Economy and Social Change, The Evergreen State College; 1999

Experience

• Directing Films 2006-Present
• Organizational Founder 1991-Present
• Published Writing 1991-Present
• Public Speaking 1991-Present

Directing

• R/EVOLVE – Feature Film 2012
• 2013 BFI London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival
• 2013 OutView Film Festival
• 2013 Kyiv International Queer Film Festival
• 2013 Kashish Mumbai Queer Film Festival
• 2013 Northwest Film Forum
• 2013 Japanese Marriage Equality Forum
• Heart Breaks Open – Feature Film 2010
• 2011 BFI London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival
• 2011 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival
• 2011 KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival
• 2011 Minnesota Out Twin Cities Film Festival
• 2011 Berlin-Entzaubert Queer DIY Film Festival
• 2011 NY LGBT Film Festival
• 2011 Philadelphia Gender Reel Festival
• 2011 Tacoma Film Festival
• 2011 Seattle Lesbian and Gay Film Festival
• 2011 Red Wasp Film Festival
• 2011 Out in Africa Film Festival
• Reeling 2011: Chicago LGBT Film Festival
• 2011 Portland 38th Northwest Filmmakers’ Festival
• 2011 Hong Kong Lesbian and Gay Film Festival
• 2012 Olympia Film Society
• 2012 Tuscon’s International LGBT Film Festival
• 2012 AS220 Screening and Discussion
• 2012 Berlin Trans*_homo Exhibit
• Humor Me – Short Documentary 2009
• 2010 Let’s Do It! A Night of Sex Worker Made Media
• 2001 Sex Worker Film Festival
• To Be A Heart – Short Film 2006
• Commissioned by Dirty Gender Secrets

Organizational Founder

• Sick & Disabled Queers (Founder) 2010
• Dual Power Productions (Co-Founder) 2007
• Planting Seeds Community Awareness Project (Co-Founder) 1999
• Riot Grrrl Press (Founder) 1993
• Riot Grrrl (Co-Founder) 1991

Published Writing

• Screenwriter’s Toolkit (Book) 2011
• Fix This Mess (Book) 2010
• billie has been published in numerous magazines, anthologies, and independent publications, including On The Road To Healing (Book), Push (Magazine), Fireweed (Magazine), Bint El Nas (Magazine), Don’t Dis My Ability (Zine), Scars Tell Stories (Zine) and many others. billie is also a contributor to the forthcoming book Queering Sexual Violence (Book).

Awards

• Best Film Award – Red Wasp Festival for “Heart Breaks Open” 2012
• Nomination: Grand Jury Prize – Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival for “Heart Breaks Open”
• Silver IPPY Award – Independent Publisher Award for Queering Sexual Violence 2010

Speaking

• billie has has been a featured speaker at several events at the University of Washington in regards to disability, feminism, community accountability and transformative justice 2011-2015
•Featured Speaker at the Impetus Arts Fall Out Festival in Portland, OR 2014
• billie has performed in dozens of poetry and spoken word performances across the Pacific Northwest 1996-Present
• Diamonds Into Coal Tour 1995
• Bloody Knuckles Club Tour 1993
• National Spoken Word Tour 1992