Caz, a ten-year-old baseball-loving kid, comes out as transgender and is ridiculed by his teammates, leaving him heartbroken. When his dad takes a job on the West Coast, Caz sees a chance to start over. He joins a baseball team and makes a new best friend. When he is outed by a bully on a rival team, he faces a momentous decision: run away, or stand up and risk further torment. With the support of his new teammates, he jumps into action and leads his team to victory. A heartwarming story about how being your authentic self creates its own kind of magic.
Present Moment Pictures was launched by Matthew Kowalchuk, who produced, co-wrote and directed the hilarious and life-affirming, LAWRENCE & HOLLOMAN (Canadian Comedy Award, Best Feature). The company is committed to telling stories relevant to our here and now; visceral tales of the people who make up our world and our lives.
MY LIFE AS A DIAMOND represents co-screenwriter Ollie Hebert’s first feature in development. His activism in the 2SLGBTQIA* community started when he was 15 years old and came out as queer. Ollie came out as trans-masculine and queer in his 20’s. Ollie is a recent graduate of Vancouver Acting School’s full time Screenwriting Intensive.
Quadrant Motion Pictures was founded by producer Mary Anne Waterhouse, (FIDO, BUFFALOED, KODACHROME, and the newly released: 13 THE MUSICAL), and acclaimed writer/director/producer Andrew Currie (FIDO, World Premiere TIFF 2007; THE STEPS, World Premiere, TIFF 2015). Their newest feature THE INVISIBLES, goes into production January 2023.
Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People | 2019 | Commended
Saskatchewan Young Readers Choice Award Diamond Willow | 2019|Short-listed
Chocolate Lily Award—Novel Category | 2019 | Commended
Victoria Book Prize Society Children's 2019 | Short-listed
Bank Street College of Education Best Books of the Year | 2018 | Commended
CCBC Best Books for Kids & Teens, starred selection Book Prize | 2019 | Short-listed
Sliver Birch Award Fiction | 2020 | Short-listed
TD Summer Reading List | 2020 | Commended
Hackmatack Children's Choice Book Award | 2021 | Short-listed