Silicon Valley Queer Film Festival

How to Tie a Tie


Country of Origin: USA

After being publicly disowned by his father, high school senior Dominique must learn to tie his own tie in time for the winter formal dance.


Shawn Holmes

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Shawn Holmes is a rare black filmmaker from West Virginia. His production clients include everyone from small town “mom & pop” shops to international brands like HBO, GoPro, and Paul Mitchell.

Holmes became the youngest nominee in history for the West Virginia Filmmaker of the Year Award for his debut, no-budget feature film, Memory Lane. Other notable achievements include producing the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation 20th Anniversary Celebration video content and receiving awards for Best Locally Produced Television Show and Best Television Creative from the West Virginia Broadcasters Association.