Talent Guide

Elegance Bratton

  • Discipline:Director, Writer
  • Program Year:Amplifier Fellowship 2021, Fast Track 2019, Grants and Awards 2021


Elegance began making films as a US Marine after a decade spent homeless. Today, he holds a BS from Columbia University (2014) and MFA from NYU Tisch Graduate Film (2019). He wrote and will direct the feature, The Inspection, which is being produced by Gamechanger and A24. The film was selected as a part Film Independent Producer’s Lab and Fast Track (2019). He is the creator and executive producer of the Viceland television series My House. Pier Kids, his feature documentary debut, has played at 50 film festivals worldwide, won many awards, and will be a part of POV 2021 series. His short film, Buck, premiered domestically at Sundance 2020 and the London Film Festival (BFI) 2020 and is currently being developed into a television series by Bad Robot. He is one of Indiewire’s 25 LBGT faces to watch (2019).

Current Project

Walk for Me


Walk for Me is a reverse coming out narrative about Hanna, a black trans woman who after becoming a legendary voguer in the ballroom scene realizes that she is actually not a woman or even really a man and must come out and risk losing her chosen house family.