Screen still from Dayton resident Leah Bryd's webseries Hot & Bothered.
Photo: Photo: Leah Byrd
Photo: Photo: Leah Byrd

Chaminade Julienne grad wins big at film festival 

Being hot and bothered has landed a Chaminade Julienne High School graduate a big award. 

Leah Byrd just won Favorite Youth Film for ages 19 to 22 at the BlackStar Film Festival for her highly praised webseries “Hot and Bothered.” 

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The show, the Wright State University grad’s first film project of its size, discusses what it is like to be “black and queer in Midwestern America.”

 

The series’ first two shows opened for the Emmy-nominated webseries “Brown Girls” at last year’s Citizen Jane Film Festival in Columbia, Mo.

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Byrd writes, directs and co-stars in the series. 

Screen still from Dayton resident Leah Bryd's webseries Hot & Bothered.
Photo: Photo: Leah Byrd

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