Jake Graf (Author)
Jake Graf is an award-winning director, writer and actor based in London known for his roles in 'The Danish Girl' and 'Colette' and for viral hit 'Headspace'. Through his work he aims to elicit acceptance and understanding and his first 9 films have screened at over 100 festivals worldwide. All are used as educational tools in universities, schools, prisons and media events internationally.
First feature film 'Lavender' is in development with Ardimages ('God's Own Country') and MisFits Entertainment ('Alleycats'/'McQueen'). His next short film, 'Stone' is in development with Wychwood Media. He is currently consulting on the musical version of 'The Danish Girl'.
Jake is a vocal and visible member of the transgender community, speaking internationally on trans issues. He is a patron of the Mermaids charity and The Albert Kennedy Trust.
Hannah Graf (Author)
Hannah is a retired Captain of the British Army. She commissioned in 2010 and has commanded soldiers across the world including in Germany, Canada, Kenya and Afghanistan. Currently she works for a global bank combating financial crime.
Hannah is also a transgender woman and her personal story of transition captured the imagination of the nation in 2015. A true advocate for equality, she used her public profile to promote a realistic portrayal of transgender individuals.
Hannah is a patron for the charity Mermaids and an ambassador for LGBT Sport in Wales. Her work in diversity has won her several accolades including Cosmopolitan Woman of the Year, an honorary fellowship from Cardiff University and in June 2019, an MBE for her services to equality within the Armed Forces.