From the archives of the “queer Smithsonian,” San Francisco’s GLBT Historical Society, comes the forgotten history of a gay Korean War veteran tasked with writing the military discharges of outed gay seamen. The Typist details a conflicted clerk’s participation in discrimination and his divided allegiance to homosexuality and heroism.

The Typist has toured in festivals internationally, inspired a feature length Buzzfeed article on LGBTQ military experiences, screened at the National Gallery of Art, and played on Alaska Airlines.


Southwest Gay and Lesbian Film Festival. Albuquerque, New Mexico. September, 2016

PFLAG. Panama City, Florida. September 2016

PERLEN Queer Film Festival. Hannover, Germany. Fall 2016

NewFest. New York, New York. October 2016

Roxie Theater. San Francisco, CA. October 23rd, 2016


Hot Docs International Film Festival


Seattle International Film Festival

National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.

Alaska Airlines



Frontline Club of London

European Independent Film Festival

Cleveland International Film Festival

Daegu Queer Film Festival

El Lugar Sin Limites


Korea Queer Film Festival

Mirror Mountain Film Festival

San Francisco DocFest

Melbourne Queer Film Festival

Tallgrass Film Festival

Reeling: The Chicago LGBTQ+ International Film Festival

Cabriolet Film Festival

Side by Side International Film Festival

Mifo LGBTQ Film Festival

Appalachian Queer Film Festival

Fargo-Moorhead LGBT Film Festival

CMG Short Film Festival


UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television

Stanford University

The American University of Rome

California State University, Long Beach

Diablo Valley College

LGBT Veterans Recognition Ceremony, hosted by Stonewall Columbus

The University of Delaware


Buzzfeed. This Veteran’s Job was Discharging Gay Sailors in the Navy

POV Magazine. What’s Up, Doc?

KALW. Frameline Film Festival brings to life the oral history of gay Navy man

KQED. The Typist – Interview with Kristine Stolakis

Unseen Films. DOC NYC 2015 Shorts: Points of View


Toronto Film and Video Association, Nominee Best Short Documentary

Pride Foundation, Nominee Best LGBTQ Documentary

Black Maria Film Festival, Jury’s Selection 3rd Prize