Rodney Evans is a documentary and fiction film writer, director and producer. His debut fiction feature BROTHER TO BROTHER won the Sundance Film Festival Special Jury Prize in Drama. The film garnered four Independent Spirit Award nominations: Best First Feature, Best First Screenplay. Best Debut Performance for Anthony Mackie and Best Supporting Actor for Roger Robinson.
His latest feature documentary, VISION PORTRAITS, celebrated its World Premiere at the 2019 SXSW Film Festival and won the Jury Award for Best Documentary at Frameline-The San Francisco International LGBTQ+ Film Festival in 2019 and the Award for Artistic Achievement at Outfest 2019. It played theatrically in major U.S. cities from August to October 2019. It aired nationally on America ReFramed and screened virtually for a week at the Whitney Museum in July 2020. Evans was a Sundance Momentum Fellow for 2020 and a Ford/Mellon Disability Futures Fellow for 2021.