One Stride: Chosen Family

Director (2018)

World Premiere at Outfest Los Angeles

Through the lens of best friends, we are invited into the lives of 83-year-old Dick Leitsch, founder of the Mattachine Society and his young activist BFF, Mila Jam and Mj Rodriguez (star of FX’s POSE from Ryan Murphy Productions), two fabulous transgender artists, and Danielle Rizzi and Daniela Ricci, two Italian New Jersey wives. This is a portrait of kindness and the importance of allies in our lives and our chosen family.  WATCH   READ


Cinematography, Editor - Ned Stresen-Reuter

Line Producer - Robert LaForce

Music - Drew Brody

Producers - Stephen Winter and Ned Stresen-Reuter

2nd DP - Daniel Ray Cuhen

Produced by Barefoot Wine & Bubbly

Special thanks to MWWPR, Frank Collective & Odysseus Arms


Dick Leitsch

Paul Havern

Ricardo Guadarrama

Danielle Rizzi 

Daniela Ricci

Mila Jam

Mj Rodriguez