BIOGRAPHY

AGUSTIN McCARTHY
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AGUSTIN McCARTHY (They/Them) is a genderfluid New Yorker who makes provocative films that tap into the hilarity and heartbreak of being human.

 

Their work has been showcased at various festivals worldwide and their short THE PROM QUEEN was selected for the coveted “Filmmakers of Tomorrow” section at Telluride. A graduate of the Columbia University School of the Arts, Agustin has written a variety of award-winning feature screenplays including PANSY, which won the IFP Emerging Narrative Screenplay Award, the Rhode Island Film Festival and the Atlanta Film Festival Screenplay Competition. 

 

They are currently shooting the feature-length documentary TRANSCESTORS about their search for their gender non-conforming role model from childhood, a housecleaner named Bernie, and for other trailblazing trans and non-binary historical figures whose lives were often hidden yet who paved the way for today’s visible, proud transgender community. 

​In their spare time, Agustin can be found in Central Park walking their dog Bodhi, hugging trees and spinning like a whirling dervish.

FILMOGRAPHY

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LOOK AT LUCAS
March 2019

10 minutes

A young boy wants to play with his mother at the beach but first he has to get her off her phone.

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UNCLE STEPHANIE
June 2014

18 minutes

A college student shoots a documentary about his colorful uncle, an aspiring transgender cabaret star from New York City, and learns more about his family than he ever wanted to know. 

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THE PROM QUEEN
September 2000

18 minutes

A punk rock gay kid develops an unlikely crush on a boy from the popular crowd and a secret tryst leads to a prom scene that no one will ever forget.

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ZEN PARKING
June 2017

11 minutes

A yoga teacher looking for parking is forced to face his rage when someone steals his spot.

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THE RED BOOK (Trailer)
April 2012

Trailer for a novel written by Deborah Copaken Kogan, published by Hyperion Books.

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THE BEAR
June 1999

A teenage boy's plan to spend a day at the opera is ruined when his father gives him a rifle for his 18th birthday and forces him to go on a hunting expedition.

IFP MARKET

EMERGING NARRATIVE
SCREENPLAY AWARD

Pansy

True Crime Thriller

IFP

MARKET

PANASONIC DIGITAL
FILMMAKING GRANT

Mohammed & Mary

Dark Comedy

Telluride

Film

Festival

FILMMAKER OF TOMORROW

Prom Queen

Short Film