Eugene Haynes


Eugene Haynes builds professional bonds that connect the gaps between craft, creative voice and commerce. He is currently a film and media arts Professor at Temple University and works closely with emerging filmmakers to expand analysis proficiency on issues of race, class and gender in film and media. Preceding Temple University, Eugene was the Director of Production and Acquisitions at USA Films (now known as Focus Features) and has performed as the Festival Artistic Director of the Jamerican International Film and Music Festival with founder/actress/activist Sheryl Lee Ralph, held in Montego Bay, Jamaica WI.

His film credits included executive producing The Adventures of Teddy P. Brains: Journey Into the Rain Forest (2007), an award-winning animated feature film for children that has been featured on television and showcased at film festivals worldwide. Eugene also serves as Program Specialist for the BlackStar Film Festival, a celebration of cinema focused on work by and about people of African descent in a global context held annually in Philadelphia, PA. He is additionally developing a horror theater podcast called Trichinosis.