BIOGRAPHY

AGUSTIN S. McCARTHY
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Agustin S. McCarthy (They/Them), is an independent filmmaker with an MFA in Directing from Columbia University. Agustin's films have been distributed internationally and won awards at numerous festivals including Harlem, Woods Hole, Hamptons, Palm Springs and Telluride. 

Agustin has written a variety of award-winning feature screenplays including Muhammad and Mary, La Gringa, and Pansy, which won the IFP Emerging Narrative Screenplay Award, the Atlanta Film Festival Screenplay Competition and a Rhode Island International Film Festival Screenplay Award.

An Assistant Professor at City University of New York (BMCC), Agustin is currently working on several film projects: Finding Bernie – a documentary about their search for trans and non-binary historical figures, including their family's gender non-conforming cleaning person from the 1970's and My Name Is Debra J. Hopkins -  a dramatic adaptation of a memoir about a Baptist minister struggling to overcome symptoms of trauma as she fights to reveal the truth about what happened to her when she was falsely accused of a violent crime.

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