Rodney Evans

Moving Image, 2008

Rodney Evans has spent the past fourteen years creating films and videos that explore the intersection of race, class, sexuality and history in the lives of African Americans. He is the recipient of The Independent Feature Project’s Gordon Parks Award for Screenwriting for his screenplay, Brother to Brother. He also received funding from The Independent Television Service (ITVS), The Jerome Foundation, The Rockefeller Foundation and The National Black Programming Consortium (NBPC) towards the writing and production of that project. Brother to Brother premiered at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival, where it won the Special Jury Prize in Drama. The film had its European premiere at The Berlin International Film Festival in February 2004 and was nominated for four Independent Spirit Awards including Best First Film and Best First Screenplay. Evans’s new short film, Billy and Aaron, premiered at the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival. Evans was a Guggenheim Fellow for 2008/09.

Awards and Accomplishments

2010: Rodney Evans premieres new short film, _Billy and Aaron_, at 2010 Tribeca Film Festival

2008: Evans receives Chateau de la Napoule Residency

2008: Evans receives National Black Programming Consortium Award

2008: Evans is part of Tribeca Film Festival All Access Program

2008: Evans receives John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship

2008: Evans wins NewFest Screenplay Competition for _Day Dream_

2008: Evans receives Macdowell Colony Residency