Graduate of Dartmouth College and NYU Graduate Film School, recipient of the Princess Grace Foundation Award and Spike Lee Fellowship, New York native Rashaad Ernesto Green was included on the 2010 edition of Filmmaker Magazine s elite 25 New Faces of Independent Film list as well as indieWIRE s 2009 Ten New Voices in Cinema. He won the 2011 Horizon Award at the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts. His short films have screened on HBO, BET, at the Sundance Film Festival, and have won accolades at festivals internationally. Mr. Green has been supported by HBO, Time Warner, Sundance Institute, Tribeca Film Institute, the HUMANITAS Foundation, NALIP and IFP. Rashaad s first feature and thesis film Gun Hill Road, starring Esai Morales and Judy Reyes, premiered in the 2011 Sundance Film Festival U.S. Dramatic Competition and opened #1 for Independent films at the box office last summer.