Screening Block C All Ages Sat Feb 24 12PM
4 Push Ups follows MzShellz as she prepares for, arrives at and dances at a Pow Wow. It showcases her partner in hip hop & life, Chief Rock with their family, as well as Pow Wow dancers off all ages from the unceded land of the Coast Salish peoples.
Director: Hayley Gray
Writers: MzShellz & Chief Rock
Producer: David Chin
Hayley is a Vancouver-based filmmaker. Born and raised in Kingston, Ontario, the traditional territories of the Wyandot and Iroquois people, Hayley grew up in community theatre and activism. She moved to Nova Scotia to pursue her BA at Dalhousie University where she directed theatre, researched in an addictions laboratory and ran the Dalhousie Women’s Centre.
Since making the jump to the West Coast Hayley has completed her training at Vancouver Film School, starred in dozens commercials and built up a reputation for diversity casting. She cast The Switch (OutTV), the world’s first transgender sitcom, La Quinceanera (Lucha Gore – Stage 13), a Latino Gore series with a predominantly Latino cast, and many other films. Hayley started her career in production as a production coordinator and has now produced multiple feature films and shorts. This past year she stepped into directing with a handful of shorts and music videos including the music video 4 Push Ups.