Rashaad Ernesto Green
Rashaad was born in the Bronx, NY and bred in NYC. It wasn't until college that he discovered his passion for the arts. Starting his career as an actor, Rashaad received a BA from Dartmouth College and a MFA from the NYU Graduate Acting Program, where he also began to write and direct. After three years of gaining insight into the industry, acting in theaters nationwide and working with directors like Spike Lee, Rashaad worked for a year as a teacher in the South Bronx before turning his efforts behind the camera to tell stories. He currently studies film at NYU's Graduate Film Program. His first film, The Can Collector, about a man who makes his living off the streets reliving his childhood dreams, screened at Lincoln Center accompanied by a live orchestra as part of the Lincoln Center Golden Silents Festival. His short documentary, 50 Shots, will be premiering at the Real Life Documentary Festival in Ghana June 2008. And his next film, Premature, follows the journey of one teenage girl who discovers she's pregnant.