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 is currently a Staff Pick on Vimeo and an official selection of Short of the Week.

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.


Hot Docs International Film Festival. Toronto, Canada

DOC NYC. New York, New York

Seattle International Film Festival. Seattle, Washington

National Gallery of Art. Washington D.C.

Alaska Airlines

Frameline. San Francisco, California

Outfest. Los Angeles, California

Frontline Club of London. London, England

European Independent Film Festival. Paris, France

Cleveland International Film Festival. Cleveland, Ohio

Daegu Queer Film Festival. Daegu, South Korea

El Lugar Sin Limites. Various cities, Venezuela & Chile

MixMexico! México DF, México

Mirror Mountain Film Festival. Ottawa, Canada

San Francisco DocFest. San Francisco, California

Melbourne Queer Film Festival. Melbourne, Australia

Tallgrass Film Festival. Wichita, Kansas

Reeling: The Chicago LGBTQ+ International Film Festival. Chicago, Illinois

Cabriolet Film Festival. Beirut, Lebanon

Side by Side International Film Festival. Saint Petersburg, Russia

MiFo LGBTQ Film Festival. Miami, Florida

Appalachian Queer Film Festival. Morgantown, West Virginia

Fargo-Moorhead LGBT Film Festival. Moorhead, Minnesota

CMG Short Film Festival. West Hollywood, California

Southwest Gay and Lesbian Film Festival. Albuquerque, New Mexico

PERLEN Queer Film Festival. Hannover, Germany

NewFest. New York, New York

Roxie Theater. San Francisco, California

Mostra La Ploma. International Film and Culture Festival for Sexual, Gender and Family Diversity. Valencia, Argentina


UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television. Los Angeles, California

Stanford University. Stanford, California

The American University of Rome. Rome, Italy

California State University, Long Beach. Long Beach, California

PFLAG. Panama City, Florida

LGBT Veterans Recognition Ceremony, hosted by Stonewall Columbus. Columbus, Ohio

The University of Delaware. Newark, 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