Tyler Strickland Writes New Song for Trans Doc “Changing the Game”

Composer Tyler Strickland has co-written a new song, “Chasing Dreams,” from the new Hulu documentary “Changing the Game.”

“Chasing Dreams” is performed by Swedish American music producing duo Gozé ft. Old Man Saxon and trans artist Shea Diamond. The power anthem that ends the film is a striking tune, one that is about resilience, and strength and overcoming obstacles — a perfect fit to the theme of the story.

The documentary, which premieres June 1 in celebration of Pride Month, is directed by Michael Barnett and centers on the lives of three high-school athletes, all at different stages of their athletic seasons, personal lives and unique paths as transgender teens. Their stories cover an array of experiences, from Sarah, a skier and teen policymaker in New Hampshire, to Andraya, a track star in Connecticut openly competing on the girls track team. Mack Beggs is the core focus of the doc, and he made headlines when he became the Texas State Champion in girls wrestling.

“Changing the Game” won the Audience Award for best documentary at Outfest Film Festival and Frameline Film Festival, among others. Variety’s review called the movie, “a must-see, especially for any uninformed parent raising a transgender athlete. Really, they are just kids growing into their voice, asking for the dignified adolescence they are worthy of.”

In addition to writing the song, Strickland, who has composed the music for over 50 documentaries including “Audrie and Daisy” and ” Schooled: The Price of College Sports,” has also scored the music for “Changing the Game.”

Listen to the song below


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