Named one of Filmmaker Magazine’s ‘25 new faces of independent film 2006′ and Out Magazine’s ’100 OUT 2010′, PJ Raval discovered film and video after working with photography and media installation art. His latest film BEFORE YOU KNOW IT follows three gay seniors as they navigate life and the challenges of being gay in your golden years. The documentary has played at festivals and theaters all over the world. Brian and PJ talk about the film, his inspiration as a filmmaker, and the star of the LGBT community.
PJ’s previous film TRINIDAD is a feature documentary that uncovers Trinidad, Colorado’s transformation from Wild West outpost to “sex change capital of the world” and follows three influential transgender women who may steer the rural ranching town toward becoming the “transsexual mecca”. Called “a must see” by Ellen Huang (GLAAD), TRINIDAD won the Cleveland International Film Festival Documentary Jury Award and currently can been seen on SHOWTIME as well as MTV’s LOGO network.