Lyle Kash is an American transgender filmmaker based in Los Angeles. In 2018 he formed T4T Productions, a collection of artists committed to putting trans people in front of and behind the camera lens. Under the auspices of T4T Productions (shorthand for Trans for Trans, an abbreviation which comes from bygone Craigslist personals ads), Kash wrote and directed his debut film, Death and Bowling, with an almost entirely transgender cast. The film will hit the festival circuit in 2020.
Kash first dreamed of a legal career, aiming to provide defense to trans people facing incarceration. Instead, his prison abolition work led him to pick up a camera, first by providing media support to movement-building organizations. Now, Kash’s passion for storytelling and filmmaking is insatiable. Kash holds a BA from Oberlin College in Comparative American Studies and an MFA in Film/Video from CalArts.