Queer Pet Adventures
by Véronique Courtois
USA 2010, animated mini-series in 10 episodes, total running time 12 minutes
They agree UNlike cats and dogs
Juan, a gorgeous Latino with his sexy little Chihuahua, Salsa and Katy, the soft butch Asian with her resourceful Siamese cat, are off to a series of adventures featuring images that are dear to the LGBT community – and playing with clichés and stereotypes.
World Premiere: Miami LGBT Film Festival, USA
Cineslam, Pride of the Ocean Cruise FF
Frameline, San Francisco, California
Out Connecticut, Hartford, Connecticut
Seattle LGBT FF, Washington
Portland LGBT FF, Oregon
Image Out LGBT FF, Rochester, New York
Fresno Reel Pride FF, Fresno, California
Production: Casque D‘Or Films
Founder and President of CASQUE D’OR FILMS, Veronique Courtois is a dual citizen of France and the United States. She graduated from the Sorbonne in Paris. She taught French Language, Culture and Cinema for 15 years at several prestigious universities and colleges in Boston. At the time, she co-programmed several Gay & Lesbian Film Festivals as well as French Film Festivals at the Museum of Fine Arts. After studying Film Marketing and Distribution at UCLA and several internships (United Artists, etc), she joined Strand Releasing where she worked for four years as the Manager of Acquisitions and Festival Liaison.
Besides running her distribution company for the past 6 years (CASQUE D’OR FILMS), she has been collaborating on several original screenplays based on her ideas and film productions in Latin America, France, Spain and the US.
Her first animated short entitled A DAY AT THE BEACH got selected in more than 50 festivals (LGBT and mainstream) worldwide. Pro-Fun Media licenced the German-speaking rights and Optimale (We & Co) bought the French-speaking rights.