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Calvin’s Story

Directed by Quinn Wilson
Documentary Short
USA | 4 min | 2017

After coming out to his parents as gay, this young black man has been surviving homelessness on the streets of Chicago for years. We learn about his story, life, and aspirations to be a massage therapist.

Calvin's GoFundMe Page
Calvin’s gofundme page.

Calvin's Story - Quinn Wilson, DirectorQuinn Wilson

Quinn Wilson (Chicago, IL) is the former Creative Director for the iO Comedy Network of the famous iO Improv Theater. He created and lead a team pitching TV pilots, creating comedy web videos, teaching video production classes, and doing branded work all along-side the legendary comedy talent of the iO Theater. Commercially, he is repped as a comedy director with Big Spoon Industries.

Wilson is a festival award-winning director focusing on comedy and social justice-related work. In over 20 festival appearances, his wins include The Amsterdam International Film Festival, Las Vegas International Film Fest, and The Big Island Film Fest.

As a producer, Wilson’s co-produced Embers, which garnered great esteem and many festival awards. He has a strong interest in social justice issues, global non-profit volunteer work, and using the film medium transformatively to change the world, as in evidenced in his video work with Echo100plus, All Chicago, other Calvin’s Story partner organizations, and his new venture, What Matter Productions.

Calvin's Story Movie Poster

Film Information

Directors: Quinn Wilson
Country: USA
Year: 2017
Language: English
Runtime: 4 min
Rated: PG


Producer: Caullen Hudson, Quinn Wilson
Editor: Garret Brubaker
Cinematography: Sean Kelly
Sound Mixer: Mark Serletic

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