Colleen Ayoup is a Montreal based filmmaker / videographer. She received a B.F.A. Production and B.A. in Psychology from Concordia University, and studied for three years at the Dawson Institute of photography. As a photographer, Colleen’s background has been mostly commercial and editorial. Her first film entitled Oral (1998) has played at film and video festivals across Canada, the United States, Australia, Brazil and Europe. Her second, and most recent film, Kings (2001) produced in part with National Film Board of Canada, traces the fouryear span of a local Montreal performance group called the ""Mambo Drag Kings"", A ten-minute work in progress of Kings (1999) was initially shown in Canada, the United States, London, Italy and Berlin.