Michele Josue is an Emmy award-winning Filipino filmmaker. Her debut MATT SHEPARD IS A FRIEND OF MINE is the winner of 10 Best Documentary and Audience Awards from festivals worldwide and the 2016 Daytime Emmy Award for “Outstanding Special Class Special.” Michele is the Creator and Director of HAPPY JAIL, the Netflix Original documentary series about the world-famous Filipino “Dancing Inmates” that won the 2021 Silver Telly Award for Series Documentary for Television. Michele was selected as a 2021 Film Independent Fast Track Fellow with NURSE UNSEEN, her upcoming documentary about the unsung Filipino-American nurses risking their lives on the frontlines of the pandemic while facing a resurgence of anti-Asian hate in the streets. She is currently in post-production on a new documentary entitled FOOD. ROOTS., which follows longtime Chicago restaurateur and Emmy Award-winning TV personality Billy Dec, as he sets off on a journey to his mother’s native Philippines to find his last living elders, learn the recipes of his ancestors, and gain a deeper understanding of his cultural and culinary identity.