Directed by Max Curry, the series has also been cut as a movie and is currently being shown in play in New Zealand. It recently won the Audience Award at the LGBTQ + Framline San Francisco International Film Festival and screened at the New Zealand International Film Festival.
The drama follows transgender activist Caz Davis who returns to a remote and politically divided Albanian community in Rurangi after a decade, hoping to reconnect with his estranged father, whom he had not heard from since before Kaz’s transition.
Trans Cole Myers activist is a serial writer and co-producer. Oliver Page is a co-author and writer. The cast includes trans actor Els Carrad, Kirk Torrance, O’Hina Rose Henary Ashby, Arlo Green, Ramon T Week, Aroha Rawson, Renee Lyons, Renee Sheridan.
The second season of the series is currently in development.
The US deal was negotiated by Carolina Dwyer on behalf of The Yellow Affair. Peccadillo Pictures previously acquired the UK rights and plans to release them later this year.
The drama is produced by Craig Gainsborough for Autonomouse and co-produced by Tweedie Waititi, Cole Meyers, Max Currie and Melissa Nickerson. Created with support from NZ on Air, New Zealand Film Commission, Prospect Films, New Zealand Media and Entertainment and Goethe Institut.
Director Max Curry said, “I’m soaked in cheap champagne, I can’t find my shoes and noise control is probably on the way because Holy Cow is flocking to Hulu! This is proof that the sky is the limit to the trans talent of a thriving New Zealand, especially newcomer Els Carrad, That will burn your hair. I’m proud that I can say: I saw it on Hulu first. “