Eugene Ashe | Writer-Director | PRODUCER
Eugene began his entertainment career as a recording artist on Sony Music's Epic/550 label, as part of the R&B band Funky Poets, amassing three Billboard charted singles, and a platinum record from the Free Willy Soundtrack. Eugene soon turned his attention to writing music for television and film, co-writing the score to Tom Fontana's CBS Pilot Firehouse, which had an all-star cast that included Edie Falco and Michael Imperioli (The Sopranos), and contributed music to the critically acclaimed HBO series OZ. Eugene's
first screenplay, The Draft Dodger, was developed during his fellowship at the Writer's Guild Lab at Columbia University Graduate School, and was a final-round contestant for the 2006 Sundance Screenwriter's Lab.
Eugene’s first feature film, Homecoming, was adapted from his 2010 off-Broadway play, and was released and distributed by RLJ/IMAGE Entertainment (owned by BET founder Robert Johnson) in 2012.
Eugene's next film, Sylvie’s Love, is a perfect marriage between his love of music and film.