Al MacKay is a non-binary freelance editor and writer with experience in a variety of creative fields. They work in many different areas, including (but not limited to) video editing for film and television, independent animation, transcription, writing, and directing. They’re currently a member of the screening committee for Vancouver Queer Film Festival, and they carry this strong interest in LGBTQ2+ content to their work for Salt & Sage. They received their BFA in Integrated Media at Emily Carr University of Art and Design in 2016. As a filmmaker, they’re currently represented by the CFMDC.
Al has a special fondness for YA fiction, particularly science fiction and fantasy, and LGBTQ+ romance; but they enjoy reading and editing for just about any genre and demographic. They take pride in their attention to detail, and their fast turnaround times.
In their free time, Al loves discovering new comics and zines at small press fairs, as well as hunting for toys and collectables at local thrift shops.
Sensitivity / Expert
- Non-binary identity
- Bisexuality and pansexuality
- Rural queer experience
- Childhood internet fame
- Animation & animation history
- Depression and anxiety
- Late 2000s & early 2010s internet subcultures
- Alt/independent comics
- Bullying (online, verbal)
- Animal welfare & vegetarianism/veganism
- Art school student culture
- 2000s emo & scene teen culture