Kalamata ShortDocs

Creative Documentary Center
The film is available for a certain number of online screenings during the festival.

Keyboard Fantasies: The Beverly Glenn-Copeland Story

As a sci-fi obsessed woman living in near isolation, Beverly Glenn-Copeland wrote and self-released Keyboard Fantasies in Huntsville, Ontario back in 1986. Recorded in an Atari-powered home studio, the cassette featured seven tracks of a curious folk-electronica hybrid, a sound realised far before its time.

Three decades on the musician – now Glenn Copeland – began to receive emails from people across the world, thanking him for the music they’d recently discovered. Courtesy of a rare-record collector in Japan, a reissue of Keyboard Fantasies and subsequent plays by Four Tet, Caribou and more, the music had finally found its audience two generations down the line.

Keyboard Fantasies: The Beverly Glenn-Copeland Story sees the protagonist commit his life and music to screen for the first time - an intimate coming of age story spinning pain and the suffering of prejudice into rhythm, hope and joy.

Half aural-visual history, half DIY tour-video, the film provides a vehicle for our newly appointed queer elder to connect with youth across the globe. A timely lullaby to soothe those souls struggling to make sense of the world.


  • Credits:
    • Director: Posy Dixon
    • Producer: Liv Proctor
    • Music by Beverly Glenn-Copeland
    • Cinematography: Lee Burnett, Kevin A. Fraser, Morgan Spencer
    • Editing: Tim Beeston
    • Sound Department: John Cohen, Rob Szeliga
  • Awards
    • Indiemusic Schweppes at IndieLisboa International Independent Film Festival 2020
    • Best Documentary at NewFest: New York's LGBT Film Festival 2020
    • International Narrative Best Documentary at TLVFest - The Tel Aviv International LGBT Film Festival 2020

    *Data is limited to before submission to PelDocFest


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