Kaido "Kid" Strange

Comedian and Writer
 

Projects

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Closer 2020

Writer

A short animation about the 2020 pandemic. The story is a reflection about what's important to us. The animator is Dawn Tuffrey (NZ), voice over by Laura Irish (NZ), and composer Petra Salsjö (AUS).

It has been views in several festivals including Imagine This Women's Film Festival (2020), LA Indie Short Fest (Winners in our category, July 2020), Seattle Film Festival, In The Bin Film Festival, and jellyFEST season 6.

More information on IMDb.

Lockdown/Stuck 2020

Writer

A short film about the 2020 pandemic/lockdown. The story is about an immigrant's anxiety of being stateless. Directed by Ana Falcon, voice over by Alex Lodge, and composer is Tim Grogan. This short has been in a few festivals including the San Diego Latino Film Festival (2021).

Available to view on YouTube.

More information on IMDb.

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When Tigers Use To Smoke

Writer and Podcaster

This is my podcast where my short stories are told. I began this podcast in 2020 and it's on going.

The stories are often reflective or comedic. It's available to listen to via Spotify or Apple Podcasts.

I do not update as regularly these days.

A Florida Man

Writer

A comedy feature film script. The story revolves around a 30-year old asexual man living in Tampa, FL who uses Tinder to find suitable partners for his various crimes.

Quarter-finalist at the Toronto Metropolitan Screenwriting Competition 2021.

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Flower Series

Illustrator

Started in 2018 and finished in 2020, the Flower Series are a series of watercolour paintings with some of my personal thoughts on love and relationships.

 
 
 
 
 
 
Info

“Kaido Strange brings a unique inter-sectional perspective to his writing and comedy, having lived a life that is transnational, transgender, and trans generational.”
“This allows him to root his work in the borderlands of storytelling, where the real meets the fantastic, and the narrators are as unreliable as the idea of any one truth.”

“Kaido’s storytelling overflows into multiple media, from fine arts to stand-up comedy to oral history. He reflects the personal and the imaginary, showcasing a vulnerability that belies its own strength.”

“With a life lived fully from moment to moment, Kaido’s work struggles and plays with the transitory nature of time, reality, and identity.”

LB / Storytelling Consultant

When I was younger, I knew I wanted to work in visuals and storytelling. I loved recounting stories, telling stories--reading about stories, and then making up my own on the fly. I incorporated my sense of humour within my stories as I enjoyed making those around me laugh and at ease.

 I took on my passion for visual arts and I went to study art at Ontario College of Art and Design University (Toronto, Canada) but I hated the structure of university and left after a year to live in London, UK. After spending a year in London, I then moved to Tallinn, Estonia, where I am currently based.

I began doing comedy in Tallinn at the beginning of 2019. I enjoy being on stage and making people laugh but ultimately, I still would like to work in storytelling. In the meantime, I'm still writing and I have a dedicated podcast where all my stories go.

What I currently do:

Write

Theatre (Stand-up and Hosting)

Illustration

For bookings: kaidostrange@gmail.com

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