People Like Us follows Ryan Collins as he connects with the queer community of Revelstoke, B.C., seeking their opinions and stories and relationship with mountain culture, in the hope of building perspective into what it is like to be queer in a rural setting.

After moving to Revelstoke in 2020 to work in the mountain sports industry, Ryan felt welcomed, building a strong friend group and work opportunities. Despite this warm reception, he started to feel that there was something missing, a connection with people like him.

As Ryan actively reaches out to members of the local queer community, he begins to build a better understanding of the shared queer experience. In doing so, People Like Us will celebrate the existence of queer folks in non-urban settings, and show that healthy queer communities can flourish in small towns.

Directed by: Ryan Collins
Produced by: Nat Segal
Featuring: Ryan Collins, Bruce Johnston, Jasmine Clancy, Lily Bradley, Janet Wong, Open Mountains, Hank Stowers, Queershred Revy Emma Kelly, Katarina Chycjiz
Supported by: Mountain Hardwear, Storyhive, MEC, Fat Tire, Arts Revelstoke, Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance
Title Art by: Maxwell Churchill
Still Image by: Laura Szanto

Screenings across North America Fall 2023
Streaming online Winter 2024

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