Kabir McNeely, award winning 15 year old actor, recently announced that his short film “Blue Girl” received 10 film festival nods, including 1 win and 7 nominations.
In his announcement tweet, McNeely said “Wow! 10 film festival nods for my film BLUE GIRL! This is a dream I never want to wake up from.” Although he proudly identifies as bisexual, he cast himself in Blue Girl as a classmate who refuses to accept his friend when she comes out as lesbian.
Acclaimed filmmaker Mauro Aprile Zanetti described McNeely as a “simply one-of-a-kind talent”. Jamie Uhtof, who worked with McNeely on several projects including Blue Girl, said “It was a pleasure working with Kabir! He is one of the most passionate people I have worked with and has an important message to share with the world!”
In addition to his award winning film, McNeely has several acting credits to his name since 2016, serves as an ambassador for the Mixed Roots Foundation and has his own podcast talk show.
As he continues to build his career as an actor, McNeely remains passionate about LGBTQ+ representation in films and media.