Canadian documentary ‘Krow’s TRANSformation’ chronicles the three-year journey of Krow, a Vancouver-based male model, through his transition from “female” teen model, into his true authentic self.
“Sometimes trans children don’t come out to their parents because they would rather have them love them for who they are not than risk having their family disowning them for who they are,” says Krow.
“I want to share my story in the hope it will help educate people and create understanding and acceptance.”
The documentary, which was produced and directed in Vancouver, follows Krow from his first hormone treatment right through to his decision to continue his modelling as a male model as he lands himself a debut at Paris Fashion Week walking for Louis Vuitton.
Following Krow’s journey became a passion project for first-time filmmaker and the film’s producer and director Gina Hole Lazarowich, as she was inspired by the potential to impact audiences with his story.
“We both said lets do this for kids. Krow is going to be a real beacon of light, and they’re to look at him and go, ‘he’s happy, and he’s had a great outcome, so maybe I can do it, and become my authentic self,” said Lazarowich.
The powerful documentary also caught the attention of the Canadian government, and was recently discussed in the legislative assembly.
OUTtv, Canada’s only LGBTQ network, came on board with the project, providing funding for the film after seeing the potential in the story and understanding the importance of telling trans stories with accuracy and compassion.
“Krow’s TRANSformation stood out to us as it is a story that not only resonates with our audience but eloquently informs the wider population. It is more important now than ever to make space for stories of trans experiences,” said Philip Webb, Chief Operations Officer at OUTtv.
Krow hopes that the film sends a message of hope to other trans people. “My journey has been very positive and I’ve had a lot of support, but not everyone’s journey is like that. Hopefully my truth can give people hope that there is happiness you can find,” says Krow.
Since filming the documentary, Krow has gone on to close Paris Fashion Week as a model for Louis Vuitton, walk for the likes of Balmain and Alexander McQueen as well becoming the first transgender model to grace the cover for L’Uomo Vogue. More recently, Krow has been nominated for a CAFA (Canadian Arts & Fashion Award).
Krow’s TRANSformatiom is premiering at a private event in Vancouver on Thursday night, and is slated for release on OUTtv at the end of 2019. You can also support the film on FundRazr.
Check out these photos of Krow on the runways of Paris Fashion Week and even gracing the cover of Vogue magazine: