To the Future, with Love

“An invigorating portrait that vibrates with the energy of youthful optimism.”

– F3 Film Magazine

To the Future, with Love

An animated self-portrait of 19-year-old Hunter “Pixel” Jimenez, a nonbinary trans boy caught between the expectations of his Guatemalan immigrant family and his dreams of living happily ever after with his long-distance boyfriend Damienne.

Director Profile

Director Bio :

Shaleece Haas is an Emmy Award-winning documentary producer and a director based in Los Angeles. TEXAS STRONG, a film she produced in 2018, won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Short Documentary and premiered at SXSW. In 2020, she co-produced the final episode of the Peabody-winning PBS series ASIAN AMERICANS and was a consulting producer on the limited series AND SHE COULD BE NEXT (2020; Tribeca Film Festival, POV). Her 2016 film REAL BOY screened in 23 countries, earned 20 festival awards, and was broadcast nationally on PBS’ Independent Lens. Shaleece has been an Impact Partners Producing Fellow, a Film Independent Documentary Lab Fellow, and a Working Films Fellow. She is a member of the Queer Producer’s Network and the Documentary Producer’s Alliance, and is an alumna of the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism.

Writer/Protagonist Bio :

Hunter ‘Pixel’ Jimenez. I’m 22 years old, and I was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. I enjoy journaling, gaming, and spending time with my family in my spare time. This includes spending time with my long-term, long-distance partner Damienne. I’m also the illustrator and protagonist of To the Future, With Love. Professionally, I work in LGBT and housing activism as well as non profit. I believe everyone’s story is important, and I’m so glad I’ve gotten to share part of mine.