Sunday 13th October 2013 – 9.45pm
The Hive
Director: David Scheve
Country of origin: USA

“Now you have heard about GAY rights. In ’69, the Stonewall Riots? Well if we’re all created EQUAL, well honey, that’s us too!” From TDA Animation’s animated short film, Sufferin’ Till You’re Straight; a comedic history lesson of the LGBT community’s long struggle for equal rights in the face of both social bigotry (The Westboro Church), and the hypocrisy of the Anti-Gay American politicians caught in political (sexual) blunders

Sufferin’ Till You’re Straight, an official selection of the 2013 NYC Independent Film Festival, the Shropshire Rainbow Film Festival and the 2013 DC Shorts Film Festival, was voted by The ADVOCATE Magazine one of the reasons to celebrate PRIDE in 2013!

Sufferin,’ from the independent animated series Hard Knock Rock; produced by TDA Animation, pays homage to Schoolhouse Rock (the 1970s Saturday morning TV classic) in its delivery and creative style. Sufferin’ Till You’re Straight sports a powerful lead vocal by singer Essra Mohawk, a former member of Frank Zappa’s The Mothers of Invention and lead singer of SchoolHouse Rock’s Interjections! features background vocals by Scherrie Payne and Susaye Greene (both of Motown’s The Supremes). Directed by David Scheve with music by Todd Schroeder, lyrics by Scheve and Neal LaVine. The three minute short was designed by legendary Warner Bros. / Disney animator, Willie Ito.