About the Film

Mieke Vandersall and Alex McNeill

Production Status: post production.
Filming completed in July 2014, currently seeking completion funding.

Out of Order is a feature documentary following the lives of a group of young lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people of faith at a pivotal moment in mainline Christian America.

Against a backdrop of deep cultural divisions and growing religious intolerance, the film examines the effect of recent ground-breaking rule changes allowing LGBTQ people to be ordained in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.); and more recently, to allow for same sex marriage.

In light of these historic decisions, Out of Order brings to life the ways that a new wave of young, queer clergy is working to transform the church. It takes a snapshot of this moment in time and the process of change. Can conservative members, believing homosexuality is anti-biblical, be persuaded not to leave in droves? Can these LBGTQ “presbyqueerians” turn the stuffy, “frozen chosen,” into a beacon of tolerance and 21st century relevance?

In pursuit of these answers, Out of Order examines the silent rejection at work in the pews of America, and uncovers a surprising story of empowerment; how this group of LGBTQ people of faith is working to actively change the meaning of church.

The story is counterpointed by the Editor of the right-wing Presbyterian publication, The Layman, who speaks for those in the church who feel alienated and ignored by these recent decisions. Out of Order examines the difficulty these opponents face in reconciling their beliefs, tradition and faith.

With unprecedented access to a new generation of LGBTQ future pastors at their “secret gay church camp” in the rural South, shot across two years, Out of Order exposes a seismic shift towards acceptance across the American religious, cultural and political landscape.

Indiegogo Message 2015

The documentary ‘Out of Order‘ needs your help. We urgently need to raise funds to complete post production.

Principal photography started: July 2012
Principal photography completed: July 2014
Post production: anticipated completion Winter 2015
Completion and release: anticipated Spring 2016

Making this film is not easy. We are diving headfirst into one of the biggest divides within the church today, and doing so takes courage. This ambitious and important documentary is a 100% independently funded film. We are appealing to you to bring this story to life.

We need you to be ‘Out of Order’ with us. With your help we can tell these stories and inspire others to stand up. Whatever you can afford to give, we hope that you will join us.

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If you would like to donate via check please make check payable to International Documentary Association with Out of Order in the subject line and send to Out of Order, LLC, 6 Avon Place, Hyattsville, MD 20782.