Spanning nineteen years and told through intimately accessed footage as well as a trove of home-shot video, the documentary is a portrait of a remarkable life told as a study in memory—glimpsing significant moments of joy, triumph, and adversity.
Made in collaboration with Georgie herself as the creative producer of the film, it is the story of a childhood under siege and a loving family who stood strong behind their daughter, offering a strong case for the agency of transgender children and teenagers to make their own decisions about their gender identity. As Georgie emerges into adulthood, she can finally imagine, hope and dream of her future self.
Maya is an acclaimed director and impact producer. Her films, including Growing up Gayby (2013), Gayby Baby (2015) and In My Blood It Runs (2019) have screened at many festivals internationally. Audiences at Sydney Film Festival and Melbourne International Film Festival were deeply moved by The Dreamlife of Georgie Stone in 2022, and now it’ll be available for broader viewing on Netflix.
“Through this intimate process Georgie and her family have taught me about love. They are the kind of family love where you listen deeply, accept and support each other to be your best selves. They did this as a family time and time again and as well as sharing that love inside their family Georgie and her family chose to support other trans youth and their families by tackling legislative change and public opinion” − Maya Newell, director and Bank Australia customer
We’re proud to highlight Maya’s work and film, made with impact organisation Unquiet Collective, Closer Productions and Transcend Australia, to support the vision to ensure that young people have access to gender affirming healthcare and support services close to where they live. We can all help work towards a world where trans, gender diverse and non-binary children are embraced and given every opportunity to thrive and flourish.
How you can support other young trans, non-binary and gender diverse Australians
- Learn more about and donate to support the work of Transcend Australia
- Take action to ensure young people have access to gender affirming healthcare and support services close to home
- Share the film with family and friends or host a watch party