Crea and Armani are a trans couple intent on changing the binary, one gender-free baby at a time. Navigating through first-time parenting challenges and finding help along the way still begs the question: are they ready?
CARMEN LOBUE (they/them) is a Queer Non-Binary Afro-Pilipinx American Filmmaker with a passion for social activism that is expressed through their work as a creator. Carmen’s early recognition includes Paper Magazine's "Paper Predictions: 100 people taking over 2019" and the Disruptor Foundation (Craig Hatkoff) and The Legacy Lab’s 2018 New Legacy Maker Honoree. LoBue directed Season One of the dramedy web series Cheer Up Charlie (Hollyshorts and Urbanworld Film Festival ‘19) Their work on Cheer Up Charlie also earned them a nomination for Best Director at TOWEBFEST in 2019. As a writer, Carmen was chosen as a semi-finalist for the 2018 Sundance New Voices lab for their queer comedy drama series Koi. LoBue was also a Black Public Media fund finalist in 2020. Other credits include Splinters, featured in the Miami Gay and Lesbian Film Festival. Their play, Will You...Hold My Hair Back? Is currently featured in Pride Plays 2020 at The Rattlestick Theatre (Off Broadway). Carmen wrote and directed sci-fi short film O, Ryan. O, Ryan is a queer dystopian psychological thriller addressing the opioid epidemic and Black mental health in America. LoBue directed Pink & Blue written by award-winning actor and filmmaker Kaydx (One Dollar), and Executive Produced by Silas Howard (Transparent, Pose, This Is Us, A Kid Like Jake). Pink & Blue centers a Black and Pilipinx Transgender non conforming couple wrestling with how they will raise their child in a binary world after a surprise pregnancy. Award winning film “Pink &Blue” festival premieres include ABFF, BFI Flare, Newfest, Inside Out, Blackstar, Outfest, Bronzelens, Asian American International Film Festival, Wicked Queer, and many more. Carmen recently directed on Hulu’s Initiative 29 Your Attention Please. Their episode, “Your Attention Please: Tao Leigh Goffe” is now streaming on Hulu. LoBue is currently directing on Miss Peppermint’s “Girl Like Me 2” miniseries on OUTTV. LoBue is a member of The Alliance of Women Directors.