A filmmaker and LGBTQ+ rights advocate, Mahler is an out (and proud) self-proclaimed social justice warrior. In 2016, Mahler self-produced their first original web series titled “Façades,” which tackled the relationship between a nonbinary trans person and a drag queen. It explored those thin conceptual lines between "gender as identity" and "gender as performance."
Since that production, Mahler has also directed the independent feature “NOVA”, set to premier in early 2018.
Daquisha jones co-creator/co-star
An Indiana transplant, Daquisha moved to New York City after graduating from Hanover College. Bad Ally is Jones’ first film project. Now residing in Philadelphia, she is practicing and expanding her art in both cities. She started her blog “Pussy Politica,” a forum for millennial women of color exploring sexuality, identity, and the political climate. She also volunteers within the Philadelphia community, alongside local black and women activists.
An aspiring actor, writer and producer, Nyala recently finished her Bachelors of Arts at Baruch College in May 2017. Nyala has always been a performer at heart but didn’t think it was space for a black transgender woman like herself. Nyala is a New York native with southern roots. Her love affair with cinema began when she first saw Casablanca and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly with her grandparents. Now that Nyala has finished her education, she is ready to openly pursue her love affair with cinema by telling queer stories because she believes little black trans girls shouldn’t grow up and not see a reflection of themselves in the media.