Gene Fischer

Gene is an award-winning filmmaker, photographer and producer whose work has been showcased in exhibitions and galleries throughout the world. His documentary films PASSING ELLENVILLE and ALL ABOUT AMY have screened internationally and have won multiple awards, including Best Short Documentary at the Woodstock Film Festival, Best Documentary at the Williamsburg Film Festival. Gene was selected by the Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) to screen his documentary on Alaska Airlines as part of their creative partnership with SIFF. Gene produced “The Knife Cuts Both Ways” a one woman show starring Latina transgender activist, actor and author Cecilia Gentili recounting her journey seeking political asylum as a transgender woman. The play won best performance at the Fresh Fruit Festival, New York’s premier queer play festival. Most recently Gene produced the play, “Eternal Flamer:The Ballad of Jesse Blade” by playwright Tommy Jamerson at the queer performance theater Wild Project in New York City’s East Village. Gene is a requested presenter and lecturer at well-known universities around the NY metro region to present his film work and speak to college audiences about the LGBT experience and its role with U.S. media. His photography has been featured in publications including The Advocate, Washington Life and Time Out New
York. Gene’s photography work is held in private and corporate collections throughout the US, including the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art at the State University of New York.