Becoming Ruby

Dave Mayers (Director), Lauren Cerre, Dave Mayers (Producers), Joey Schusler, Jika Gonzalez (Cinematography) | 2020 | 19 min.

2021 Official Selection

This is a film about inclusion, identity, and hand-drawn heroes. Becoming Ruby shows that if you can’t find a hero, you can create your own. For mountain biker, skier, and artist Brooklyn Bell, that hand-drawn hero was a comic character named Ruby J. Using Ruby as a role model, Brooklyn set out to “live like her, breathe like her, be unapologetically black like her,” finding her own identity in a mix of dirt, snow, art, and inclusion.