Mark Kenneth Woods

Mark Kenneth Woods is a multi-award winning filmmaker and one of Canada’s most prominent independent LGBTQ2+ voices. His work has screened in over 400 festivals and galleries around the world, including Paris’ Centre Pompidou and The British Museum in London, and has been broadcast on television in over a dozen countries.

A graduate of the University of Toronto’s Cinema Studies and Sexual Diversity Studies programs (BA) and York University’s Communication and Culture Program (MA), Woods’ work consistently explores seemingly incongruous ideas about history, comedy, genre, gender, sexuality and race.

In television, Mark is best known as the creator and star of 3 seasons of the world’s first all-LGBTQ sketch comedy show “The House of Venus Show” (OUTtv, here! Network, Pink TV) and his hugely successful commercial work including Starbuck’s first LGBTQ-themed commercial “Coffee Frenemies” starring Bianca Del Rio and Adore Delano.

In more recent years, Woods has gained notoriety for his documentary work including “Take Up The Torch“, “This is Drag” and “Two Soft Things, Two Hard Things“, a watershed feature-length documentary that explores how colonization and religion have shamed and erased traditional Inuit beliefs about sexuality and family structure.

He is currently directing and producing the 3rd season of his docuseries “Pride: The LGBTQ+ History Series” which recently won 2 Leo Awards and was nominated for a Canadian Screen Award.

Artist Code: 146


Two Soft Things, Two Hard Things

2016, 71:00 minutes, colour, English, Inuktitut (available with English or French subtitles)

Outspoken: Is The Village Dying?

2013, 49:00 minutes, Colour, English

Pimp & Ho: The Dragon Fairy

2008, 11:00 minutes, colour, English

Pimp & Ho Shorts

2008, 70:45 minutes, colour, English

Deb and Sisi

2007, 81:00 minutes, colour, English

My Heart Belongs To Data

2005, 03:45 minutes, B&W, English

Pimp & Ho: Sissy Sins

2005, 09:45 minutes, colour/B&W, English

Pimp & Ho: Terror in Pansy Hills

2005, 10:00 minutes, colour, English


2005, 02:00 minutes, B & W, english

Get It Together Girl

2004, 05:30 minutes, colour, English

Holy Matrimony Billy!

2004, 04:30 minutes, B & W, English

Designer Gays

2004, 02:45 minutes, Colour, English

Shop Until We All Drop

2003, 05:00 minutes, Colour, English

Praise the Marys

2003, 03:10 minutes, Colour, English

6pm in America

2003, 04:00 minutes, colour, English

Pimp & Ho: Queer Fashion Crime Models

2002, 13:00 minutes, colour, English

Pimp & Ho: Licence to Queer

2002, 18:00 minutes, colour, English

Public Gender Announcements

2002, 03:00 minutes, colour, English

Pimp & Ho: Adventures in Queersploitation

2001, 09:00 minutes, colour, English

The Heterosexual Agenda

2001, 12:00 minutes, colour, English

Thank You Kate Bornstein

2000, 04:00 minutes, colour, English