Rodney Evans has been making award-winning films and videos that explore the convergence of race, class, sexuality, and history in the lives of African Americans and/or LGBTQ+ individuals for over twenty years. Evans is the writer, director, and producer of the feature film Brother To Brother, which won the Special Jury Prize in Drama at the Sundance Film Festival and four Independent Spirit Award nominations, including Best First Film and Best First Screenplay. His second narrative feature, The Happy Sad, has played at over thirty film festivals throughout the world and had its U.S. theatrical premiere in August 2013 at the IFC Center in NYC and the Sundance Sunset Cinema in Los Angeles. Evans’ latest feature-length film, Vision Portraits, had its World Premiere at the 2019 SXSW Film Festival and won the 2019 Jury Award for Outstanding Documentary at Frameline-The San Francisco International LGBTQ+ Film Festival. Vision Portraits played theatrically in major cities across the U.S. from August to October 2019 to universal critical acclaim. He is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship (2008); Creative Capital Foundation Grant (2008); Frameline Award for Career Achievement (2019); and a Sundance Momentum Fellowship (2020).