Storytellers

Rashaad Ernesto Green

Actor + Filmmaker + Storyteller

Rashaad Ernesto Green

(Film Independent, Independent Filmmaker Project, Sundance Institute, Tribeca Film Institute)

RECENT WORK  My first feature film, GUN HILL ROAD, went through the Tribeca All Access Program and IFP's No Borders International Film Market; premiered at the Sundance Film Festival; and was nominated for a Film Independent Spirit Award.  All of these organizations, which were instrumental at every phase of the film’s journey, are supported by the Time Warner Foundation.

MY FATHER raised my brother and me at a time when single fatherhood wasn’t sexy or popular.  We spent a lot of time watching Spike Lee films growing up.  Those films helped me understand my culture, my history and impacted my view of the world.

BEFORE I BECAME A FILMMAKER, I studied acting at NYU's Graduate Acting Program.  It was there that I got the opportunity to write and direct a play.  I will never forget the first time I heard actors speak my words aloud.  That's when I knew I'd create stories for the rest of my life.

MY WORK, IN SIX WORDS:  Give love back to the world.

Rashaad Ernesto Green

Actor + Filmmaker + Storyteller