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Girl Inside

2007/ feature & one hour, documentary

A moving and intimate portrait of 26-year-old Madison as she transitions over three years from male to female, tracking her emotional, spiritual and physical journey of self-discovery. Advising her on all things feminine is Madison’s glamorous 80-year-old grandmother, Vivien – with at times hilarious results – resulting in two vastly different experiences of womanhood. A thoughtful exploration of gender, femininity and sexuality.

Produced in association with TVO, Knowledge Network & the Canadian Television Fund. 

“Gallus’s investment in Madison’s journey returns emotional gold.”
– Metro Weekly

Film Festivals


Photo credit: Cylla Von Tiedemann

Director & Writer

Maya Gallus


Justine Pimlott & Maya Gallus

Awards & Nominations

Best Direction in a Documentary Program – Gemini Awards
Audience Award, Best Feature Documentary – Fairy Tales International Film Festival
Donald Brittain Award (Nominee) – Gemini Awards



US Distributor –Women Make Movies:orders@wmm.com