Hey, I'm Iris!

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Iris Devins is a writer, director, and producer. The Sundance Institute selected her to participate in the Screenwriters Intensive, and she was a 2017 Sundance Knight Fellow. The Leeway Foundation awarded her with a 2018 Transformation Award. She recently finished a festival run with her narrative short, After the Date. The film portrays a romance between a trans woman and a straight man. After the Date premiered at Frameline in 2017, and later screened at festivals such as Hollyshorts, Athens International Film + Video Festival, Mammoth Film Festival, and Portland Film Festival. She received funding from the Leeway Foundation Art and Change Grant for her upcoming short, Trashy Booty. The film is a dark comedy about two dumpster diving trans women who find a hitchhiking robot in the outskirts of Philadelphia. She is currently developing her first narrative feature, Angie Star. The film is supported by a grant from the Sundance Institute with additional support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

 

She completed her MFA in Film and Media Arts at Temple University. She works as a freelance filmmaker and film instructor.

My Projects

Projects I'm Supporting

Flock

Bar Harbor, Maine Film Short
Thriller, LGBTQ

Flock is a trans-created dramatic thriller about a man traveling to Maine to rescue his lover from a lethal cult.

93%

This project got the green light!

Lunar Maria

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Film Short
Drama, Fantasy

A small-town teen grapples with her budding sexuality, oppressive sister, and Catholicism, all while enduring a strange transformation.

81%

This project got the green light!

Nobody's Home

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Drama, Fantasy

The child of a broken household escapes to the darkest corners of his imagination. A 1960s family drama gets surreal.

80%

This project got the green light!

The Edge

New York City, New York Film Short
Thriller

Amidst a bout of recent disappearances, a man’s paranoia is triggered and he struggles with staying connected to reality.

80%

This project got the green light!

What We Meant At Dinner

New York City, New York Film Short
Drama, LGBTQ

A couple in NYC struggles with the misery of their marriage and the seemingly unbreakable cycle of stagnation and toxicity within that.

100%

This project got the green light!

RED: A Short Film

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Romance, LGBTQ

A story about growing up in the closet in what we now call Trump Country.

81%

This project got the green light!

Trashy Booty

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Film Short
Drama, Comedy

Two trans women find a hitchhiking robot outside Philly, and they join in a lesson of human kindness, until they face an unkind world.

89%

This project got the green light!

Ellavut Cimirtuq [our world is changing]

Sebastopol, California Film Feature
Documentary, Nature

In the sinking villages of rapidly warming Alaska, people stand their ground.

89%

This project got the green light!

Older Brothers

New York City, New York Film Short
Comedy, Romantic Comedy

A stressed grad student wants to help find a job for his autistic older brother, Max, but all Max wants to do is throw a raging house party.

129%

This project got the green light!

I Put the Bi in Bitter

Denver, Colorado Series
Comedy, LGBTQ

After coming to terms with her bisexuality, Sam attempts to now BE OUT in high school, but still struggles with constant heteronormativity.

113%

This project got the green light!

Luminary

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Film Short
Action, Fantasy

Rose and her fellow Luminaries travel into the forest to defend their village from the darkness encasing their world.

100%

This project got the green light!

Joyriders

Atlanta, Georgia Film Short
Adventure, Sci-Fi

3 kids from the hood find an alien spaceship and take it on a joyride. They must decide to help the their world, or escape into the unknown.

103%

This project got the green light!

Miracle Baby

New York City, New York Film Short
Drama, Thriller

A congressman’s wife sets the stage on her cheating husband for a night of revenge, rage, revelations, and one unspeakable act.

122%

This project got the green light!

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