Talent Guide

Rhys Ernst

  • Program Year:Project Involve 2012


Rhys Ernst is a filmmaker and artist who works across various forms and modalities to investigate transgender identity, masculinity, and the intersection of gender and narrative construction. He is a producer on Amazon’s Transparent and created the title sequence for the series.

He has shown work at the Sundance Film Festival, the Whitney Biennial, Oberhausen Film Festival, Rushes Soho Shorts, Brisbane International Film Festival, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art, MIX Brazil, Indie Memphis, REDCAT, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, MOCA Los Angeles, The New Museum, Brooklyn Museum, and The Hammer Museum – winning awards at Outfest, Chicago International Film Festival, Carrboro Film Festival, among others.

He was the 2010 HBO Point Scholar, a 2012 Project Involve Fellow and received a Princess Grace Awards Honoraria in 2003. Ernst received his MFA in Film/ Video at CalArts in 2011 and a BA from Hampshire College in 2004. He lives in Los Angeles.