2019 | USA+UK+India | 70 mins | Anamorphic 2.39:1
TRANSFINITE is a sci-fi omnibus feature film composed of seven standalone short stories where supernatural trans and queer people from various cultures use their powers to protect, love, teach, fight and thrive.
Most of us have been in situations where we feel completely powerless and deeply frustrated with the unfairness of it all, sometimes we have lost control of life and sometimes we find a way to use our rage, resentment and frustrations to grow a beautiful garden. In Transfinite, the protagonists, like smooth warriors, choose to find that inner power and use it to transform undesirable situations into desirable ones in a snap. Transfinite is a lighthearted meditation on darkness, visually and musically expressive sci-fi feature length film made up of seven standalone stories that are connected by the common thread of power - power to protect, power to love, power to teach, fight and thrive. All the seven stories, NAJMA, ASURA, SHAYLA, BAHARI, NOVA, MAYA, VIVA, written by seven trans and queer writers of color with myriad backgrounds reflect this singular vision and the cohesive sensibility is designed by the filmmaker using exquisite poetry, subtle VFX, sublime animation and enveloping music.
1) NAJMA: Najma rattles off shame before it destroys all relationships. 2) ASURA: Martial arts Grandma teaches her Granddaughter that the grace of wind is a powerful tool when faced with hard reality. 3) SHAYLA: Channelling her strength from the mighty oak tree, Shayla transforms Ronald from a brick in a building into a powerful earth-caring flower. 4) BAHARI: Neruda’s oceanic love and Bahari’s expansive poetry are a ideal match that undo all borders. 5) NOVA: Dance loving sunshine Nova - birthed by a trans person, raised by three parents - protects herself from a bullying classmate with her BFF Omari. 6) MAYA: Sexy Orchid Mango Blu expands his inner universe instantly after falling for Parrot Pink who puts duty above all. 7) VIVA: Formidable Honey casts a celestial spell on the sleazy politician to make America’s best wishes come true.