Gene Graham is an award-winning filmmaker working in Brooklyn, NY. His latest feature length documentary, THIS ONE’S FOR THE LADIES, world premiered at SXSW 2018, won a Special Jury Recognition Award for Best Cast, and was acquired for world-wide distribution by Neon. After 20+ film festival bows throughout the U.S. and abroad, the LADIES was released theatrically June 7, 2019. Gene is also the 2019 Filmmaker in Residence at Docs In Progress, Washington DC based non-profit arts organization that supports documentary filmmakers. For one month - July 19 thru August 16 - Gene will be in DC to support local documentarians as well as work on his next documentary: a deep dive into the role conservatism plays in black communities. Gene’s debut feature documentary as director, THE GODFATHER OF DISCO, won jury and audience awards at the Fire Island Film & Video Festival, as well as an Emerging Filmmaker Award at the 25th Minneapolis/St. Paul International Film Festival.