Short doc “Handsome and Majestic” profiles B.C. trans teen (VIDEO)


Vancouver-based documentary company Salazar has recently released to the public their 12-minute short film “Handsome and Majestic.”

The doc takes a look inside the life of Milan Halikowski, a 13-year-old transgender boy living in Prince George, B.C.

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Handsome and Majestic

“Handsome and Majestic,” was directed by Nathan Drillot and Jeff Petry, and it debuted in 2016 in Toronto at the Hot Docs festival.

Now that “Handsome and Majestic” is online for viewing, the producers are hoping to further help Milan out. They’ve launched a GoFundMe campaign to help fund a trip for the teenager to New York to visit Brooklyn’s acclaimed Bindle & Keep–tailors who specialize in creating suits for non-binary and trans people.

The GoFundMe page also includes a special update, noting that Milan is now 15, doing well, and playing on his high school’s football team.

Previous work from Salazar includes the incredible Wizard Mode, a documentary about an autistic pinball wizard.

Check out “Handsome and Majestic,” and if you’re so compelled, you can support getting this young man his suit, too.

Handsome and Majestic from Salazar on Vimeo.

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Lindsay is a Senior Writer at Vancouver Is Awesome. A fifth generation Vancouverite, she was previously the Food Editor of Daily Hive and Senior Editor of Vancity Buzz. Lindsay grew up in Vancouver and Toronto, then spent over 20 years in Los Angeles, where she was EIC of the city's top blog, earned her Masters in English, attended culinary school, and was an English professor. Lindsay's first published piece was December 1980 in The Province; it was her letter to Santa. E-mail: