The Paint Wizzard

The Paint Wizzard

Millicent "Millie" McCrory, also known as “The Paint Wizzard” around Austin, TX, is an accomplished housepainter who works in a miniskirt, crop top and signature cat ear headband. Born and raised as "Michael" in a conservative Morman household, she never felt that she could be her true self. A few years ago, at the age of 58, she gained the courage to change her name to Millie and adopt female pronouns. While she identifies as transgender, Millie still struggles with her own ideas of gender and social norms. The film follows Millie in her daily life, as she wrestles with questions of identity and acceptance, painting a hopeful, poignant and honest portrait.

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Jessie Auritt

Jessica Wolfson




Directors: Jessie Auritt, Jessica Wolfson
Producer: Jessie Auritt, Jessica Wolfson
Cinematographer: Jessie Auritt, Jessica Wolfson
Editor: Jessie Auritt
Principal Cast: Millie "The Paint Wizzard" McCrory


Public Film Contact
Jessica Wolfson
Lost Footage Films
Publicity Contact
Jessica Wolfson
Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Film Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Interactive Badge, Film Festival Wristband

Year: 2020
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Genre: Documentary
Screening in: Texas Shorts Program
Screening Section: Texas Shorts Competition
Screening Category: Documentary Short
Country: United States
Language: English
Runtime: 17 mins