In 2021, The Ida B. Wells Fund awarded $10,000 each to the following filmmakers. Chromatic Black supports these projects in the long term, offering partners accompaniment, funding, legal support, technical assistance, audience development support, artist retreats and gatherings; and connectivity to a broader collective of creative pioneers.
Meet Our 2021 Winners
Christine Swanson has enjoyed a lifelong love affair with storytelling. Through writing screenplays, directing movies/television and teaching craft, Christine endlessly pursues stories aching to escape her heart and soul. Christine has numerous awarding winning credits that are easily searchable on the internet. When Christine is not telling stories, she is enjoying her primary bliss, her family. Christine is married to producer, Michael Swanson and together, they are raising four beautiful children.
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Gomez's film and television credits include The Apprentice, Project Runway, American Chopper, Teen Mom 2, America's Next Top Model, The Housewives of New York, Making the Band, VH1 News, and Mob Wives. He also served five years as Amtrak's Senior Photographer/Videographer and directed POINCIANA SUNRISE documentary film. POINCIANA SUNRISE reveals the life and spirit of the "Queen of the Road," the only female member of The Highwaymen, a group of African-American Florida artists who created a beautiful and historical record of landscapes now lost to developers and modernization.
Gomez's film screened in over ten film festivals including Slandance Film Festival in 2010. To date, POINCIANA SUNRISE has received numerous awards and accolades.