Let Me Let You Go


Clement Hil Goldberg is filmmaker and multidisciplinary artist who is non-binary trans and queer. They work across disciplines to create satirical yet hopeful projects that center collective grief rooted in climate crisis, cultural erasure and extinction.

Artist Bio

Let Me Let You Go is a comedic science fiction feature about hope, grief and humor as everything falls apart. The story opens in present day San Francisco. Miguel, sick of his gig as a psychedelic trip sitter, steals mushrooms from his Silicon Valley client and Cary is abducted from a sidewalk by an unmarked security force. The pair meet in detention where MF, an investor interested in life-extension research and cultural preservation, offers the artists an immortality serum to survive imminent societal and ecological collapse. The narrative film combines live action and stop motion animation. Inspired by creative and healing powers of mushrooms and hallucinogens, Clement Hil Goldberg uses near future sci-fi to bring our focus back to Earth.


Award Year
2022
Status

In Progress

A caucasian non-binary trans person with short curly brown hair, wearing black eyeglasses and a short sleeve grey button down, stands in front of a canvas with the orange mountains of Lemuria on it.

Clement Hil Goldberg

Los Angeles, CA

Clement Hil Goldberg is a filmmaker and multidisciplinary artist who is non-binary trans and queer. Their satirical yet hopeful projects center collective grief rooted in climate crisis, cultural erasure and collapse. Their project Let Me Let You Go was a Page International Screenwriting Award quarter-finalist and a Stowe Narrative Lab participant before receiving a 2022 Creative Capital Award. Goldberg was awarded their second Creative Work Fund and a San Francisco Artist Commission visual arts grant to create Our Future Ends, about near-extinct lemurs and long-lost Lemuria. It premiered at CounterPulse in San Francisco and was the Platinum Centerpiece at Outfest in 2018. Goldberg created the animated series The Deer Inbetween and joined Michelle Tea to produce the collaborative queer experimental feature Valencia. Valencia won Jury Awards for Best Experimental Feature at the Polari Film Festival and Best Narrative Feature at Chicago Reeling in 2013. Goldberg’s work has been exhibited at venues such as REDCAT, BAMPFA, ICA Philadelphia, Anthology Film Archives, CounterPulse, YBCA, SOMArts, and over 50 international film and arts festivals including Outfest, MIX NYC, OUTsider, Hamburg Queer International and Cleveland International. Clement holds an MFA in Art Practice and a Graduate Certificate in New Media from the University of California, Berkeley.