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Dominick Evans        

Filmmaker, Consultant on Disability & LGBTQIA Representation in Hollywood/Video Games, FilmDis Founder, Twitch Streamer

Dom Evans (they/he) is a multiply disabled (SMA, OCD, ADD, anxiety, chronic pain), non-binary, trans, queer filmmaker, writer, gamer, streamer, film scholar, dad, and nerd. They have a BFA in Film and also studied political science. In 2014, they founded the Twitter chat #FilmDis, a discussion on disability representation, which has evolved into FilmDis, a media monitoring organization that offers a multitude of services.

On Twitch, Evans typically plays games laying down due to chronic pain which makes it painful to sit in his wheelchair for hours. Evans streams four days a week with their partner, Ashtyn. Through gaming, they have fought for the inclusion of disabled people on Twitch and in other aspects of gaming culture. His hope is that one-day Twitch will include a disability tag.

As a prolific public speaker, Evans has spoken at events around the world, including two years at New York Comic Con and in Australia. Since 2019, he’s been working with major studios out of Hollywood, with the hope of creating accessible spaces and opportunities for disabled people in the industry.

Speech Topics

  • Culture – an intersectional perspective on disability and LGBTQIA culture
  • LGBTQIA Activism
  • Diversity – LGBTQIA and Disability issues
  • Entertainment – Directing as someone physically disabled, An intersectional look at representation in television, film, video games, and other forms of media, special interest in representation on television
  • Streaming
  • Marriage Equality for Disabled Folks"

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