Krow Kian

Hailing from Vancouver BC, Canada, Krow began his once ‘female’ modeling career as a pre-teen, travelling to Asia and around the globe on modelling contracts. Years later after his final trip abroad and fed up, Krow cut off his long ponytail in one snip and returned home to tell his mom he was transgender. With the support of his mother, he started the process of transitioning in 2015.

Having had a successful career in the fashion world, Krow wondered if he would ever be accepted back as an openly transgender male model in the industry. The documentary “Krow’s Transformation” was born, and follows his journey of transitioning and then pursuing a career as a male model. The documentary of Krow’s transition took 3 years to film and originally starting as an educational tool for schools showing every single step along the way of his process, but it soon grew into a much bigger project.

Since then, Krow has gone on to become the #1 Trans Male Model in the world, modelling for Louis Vuitton at Paris Fashion Week, walked for the likes of Balmain and Alexander McQueen as well being the very first transgender male to grace the covers of  L’Uomo Vogue in its 50-year history, also the first Trans man on the cover of GQ. Krow has been featured in Dazed and Confused, Vogue Ukraine and Elle Canada to name a few as well as multiple fashion campaigns worldwide.

Kas Baker & Emily Seal

Sharing his story and his heart in the documentary as the ‘mentor’, Kas Baker reveals his journey before and after as a Trans man, giving advice to Krow along the way of his struggles and positive outcomes throughout his transition. Kas also appears in the film alongside with his wife and musical partner, Emily Seal, they share their own journey of music and love in the film. As the musical duo named ‘Winter Youth’, Kas and Emily wrote and performed a number of songs exclusively for and in the film, including their haunting rendition of the David Bowie classic, ‘Changes’. Along with his music, Kas is also a partner in the brand OYT Cosmetics, a Canadian-based LGBTQ2+ owned and operated company inspiring cruelty-free beauty and inclusion around the globe.

Kas Baker & Emily Seal

Ashton is based in Victoria, BC Canada, and has been best friends with Krow from the tender age of 10, they share their remarkable, and at times painful stories from their earlier days in elementary school, prior to both of their transitions. Ash came out online to friends at age16 and then to his family and friends at 18. He began his transition to male at the age of 19.

Ashton is an artist, photographer and writer. He is also an environmental and indigenous sovereignty activist, along with being a wonderful panel speaker on Trans and Gender Neutral/Nonconforming Rights.

Director and Executive Producer- Gina Hole Lazarowich

They Film’s Director, Producer and Executive Producer, Gina Hole Lazarowich, has worked in the entertainment industry since the 1980’s, first working as a key makeup artist in both the fashion and film industries in Vancouver & Toronto. Her first Indie feature film was in 1987, and working on those Indies and studio films over 3 decades she learned the art of filmmaking. During that time in the 90’s, she did a 5-year stint living and working in Hollywood as a celebrity makeup artist, working with new ‘up-and-coming’ actors such as Robert Downey Jr, Drew Barrymore and Sarah Jessica Parker among many others. Gina returned to Canada and hung up her brushes after 24 years as a key film & fashion makeup artist, and in 2004 opened the very first agency of its kind in Western Canada, the Artist and Production Agencies: They Representation, They Produce and then They Film. Gina not only represented the top photographers & artists in Canada, negotiating fair rates and contracts for both artist and clients, but went onto produce the photo, moving image, gallery, video and film projects through her production company. Some of the many & varied studios and brands she supplied crews and produced for were; 20th Century Fox for ‘X-Men’, BBC America, Vogue USA, GQ, Interview, American Apparel and ASOS to name only a few.

 

In 2015 she added Executive Producer to her credits, with the success of her first film, “Tom & Grant” directed by and starring Tom Cavanagh with Grant Gustin, stars of hit CW series “The Flash.” The short film went onto win multiple awards at the Manhattan, Jersey Shore, Nantucket Film Festivals and was winner of 8 top awards at the Short Film Awards in LA, including ‘Best in Show’

 

Gina’s feature-length documentary “Krow’s TRANSformation” was directed, produced, executive produced as well as 50% filmed by Gina (she ran for pizza as well). She partnered with her executive producer husband and business partner of 25+ years, Tony Lazarowich, whom also is a well-respected movie Special Effects Coordinator, known for films such as “ELF” & “Planet of the Apes”.

Gina’s documentary was selected in 2019 as the red-carpet opening film of the 27th Annual Raindance Int’l Film Festival in London to 3 sold-out theatres, it won “Audience Favorite” at the Palm Springs LGBTQ Film Festival and won the prestigious title of “Best Documentary” in Spain at the EMIFF. Gina also won for “Best Direction” at the Docs Without Boarders Film Festival in the US, garnering her 6 other top awards as well.

 

Gina is currently in development writing her very first scripted feature titled, “1977”. She is also the Co-owner with her husband of PacificWest Special Effects in Burnaby, BC, supplying SPFX to all the Hollywood studios and independents that film in Vancouver, BC Canada.