Subjects: Physical and Mental Health, Gender, Sexuality & Identity
WHO’S ON TOP? is a feature-length documentary which shines a spotlight on members of the LGBTQ community—including those with a range of mountaineering experience—who challenge stereotypes about gender and sexuality in the outdoor arena. Historically excluded and ostracized as not belonging to the natural domain, the climbers will tackle not only a mountain, but assumptions about who they are and how they belong to the world of outdoor adventure. This film will portray a journey like no other, a never-before-told story about what makes LGBTQ folks both distinct and connected, facing physical, mental and societal obstacles.
Official Selection of Portland International Film Festival 2021
About the filmmaker
Devin Fei-Fan Tau (鈄非凡) is a gay, Asian-American filmmaker whose storytelling speaks out against the imposed silence he experienced from both his native and adopted cultures since immigrating to the United States as a child four decades ago.
He's currently on his 3rd career, having developed his financial and analytic skills in corporate finance and then adding an eye for fashion in apparel merchandising.
As a first time feature documentary filmmaker, he aspires to provide a voice for the community by shining a spotlight on LGBTQ visibility and other important issues.