PEACHES, I MEAN SOMETHING Synopsis: A celebration of intergenerational badass feminine power, featuring The Legends of Burlesque, a rad women skate crew, roller derby babes, and Snatchpower, (Afrofuturistic feminist artist collective Straight Outta The L.A. Underground), take over the historical Pink Motel in LA for an ultimate pool party. With Legends: Kitten Natividad, Satans Angel, …

Emmy Award Winning Show, TRANSPARENT

Emmy Award Winning Show, TRANSPARENT NOMINATED FOR 11 EMMYS IN ITS FIRST SEASON  Silas Howard joins the Transparent team for season 2 as their first trans director. Transparent season 2 is available now. REVIEWS: Vanity Fair | Entertainment Weekly | BuzzFeed | Huffington Post | IndieWire | TV Guide

Commercial Director Reel

COMMERCIAL DIRECTOR REEL Silas Howard is an award winning director and writer, with a longtime focus in telling honest, boundary-shattering narratives filled with groundbreaking characters, as evident in his recent work, directing episodes of Amazon’s Emmy award-winning Transparent, Freeform’s The Fosters, and MTV’s Faking It. Howard began his career crafting stories that challenged society’s conventional boundaries, and was right away met …

HUDSON VALLEY BALLERS webseries on Above Average

HUDSON VALLEY BALLERS Season 2 Synopsis: HUDSON VALLEY BALLERS returns for season 2 with 8 new episodes. Created by SNL veterans Paula Pell & James Anderson. Featuring Tina Fey, Cecily Strong, Ana Gasteyer, Josh Charles, Natasha Lyonne, Alex Karpovsky, and Lena Dunham. Director: Silas Howard Producer: Above Average Productions   WATCH: The first 4 episodes of …

The Lusty (In Development)

THE LUSTY In Development Synopsis: In San Fransisco in the late 90’s, the dancers at the Lusty Lady confront dangerous labor practices and go on to create the first exotic dancers’ union in the world. Based on a true story. Director: Silas Howard Written by: Antonia Crane & Silas Howard Producer: L.A. Teodosio Recipient of …


STICKS & STONES; BAMBI LAKE ** Read the Pitchfork interview: Silas Howard on the Unsinkable Bambi Lake and San Francisco’s History of Fringe, Queer Art “EVERY STREET HAS A STORY.”  Sticks & Stones is an intimate documentary about a song, a street, and a diva. Bambi Lake, a notorious San Francisco transgender performer and entertainer, takes …

Valencia: The Movie/s

VALENCIA: The Movie/s VALENCIA: The Movie/s, an ambitious feature film/experiment adapted from Michelle Tea’s classic fiction-memoire Valencia(1999). A DIY collaboration between 21 filmmakers, each of whom accepted the challenge of translating one chapter of the award-winning novel Valencia into a short film. Silas Howard directed CHAPTER 9, in which Michelle finds herself, and her lover …


JUSTIN VIVIAN BOND, GOLDEN AGE OF HUSTLERS Synopsis: “The Golden Age of Hustlers” captures the 1970’s gay hustler scenes of pre-HIV/AIDS era on Polk St in San Francisco from an insider’s experience. Directors: Silas Howard & Erin Greenwell Producer: Ethan Weinstock TRT: 5:46 REVIEWS: HuffPo | Paper Magazine | Out Magazine Post | Indie Wire Post


SUNSET STORIES (2012) SUNSET STORIES (2012) Synopsis: When May returns to LA and runs smack into JP, the man she left behind, past and present collide sending them on a twenty-four hour journey in search of what they lost. Cast: Monique Gabriela Curnen, Sung Kang, Mousa Kraish, Michelle Krusiec, Joshua Leonard, Zosia Mamet, Sandy Martin, Lee …


MUSIC VIDEO, AB SOTO, KEEP IT MOVING “KEEP IT MOVING” Check out Director Silas Howard’s latest music video with Ab Soto & Bevy Of NYC Downtown Darlings. Director: Silas Howard TRT:            


BLINK  Logline: A rumination on the dangers of first crushes, the weight of clean guns and the habits of sea cucumbers. TRT: 10 min Director: Silas Howard Cast: Heather Acs, Ben Foster, and Julia Weldon Screened at San Francisco International Film Festival, Mix Brazil, Outfest, Strasbourg International Film Festival, Nazariya (Mumbai) Film Festival , Tel Aviv …

50 Seconds Countdown to Destruction

50 SECONDS COUNTDOWN TO DESTRUCTION 50 SECONDS COUNTDOWN TO DESTRUCTION A four part mockumentary webseries for Interscope’s release of 50 Cent’s new album with Jimmy Kimmel and Kobi Libii. Directors: Silas Howard and Ben Peyser Production Company: Standard Quality Cast: DJ Big Boy, Jimmy Kimmel, and Kobi Libii

By Hook Or By Crook

BY HOOK OR BY CROOK 2002 BY HOOK OR BY CROOK (2002) Synopsis: Three weeks in the life of a gender-bending, small-town dishwasher with a nagging messiah-complex. Defeated since the death of his father, Shy heads to the big city to sink into a “life of crime” and is quickly distracted by Valentine, a deliriously …

What I Love About Dying

WHAT I LOVE ABOUT DYING (2006) WHAT I LOVE ABOUT DYING (2006) An irreverent tour guide for dealing with the inevitable. A short documentary about the life and untimely death of story-teller and political activist, Kris Kovick. TRT: 10 minutes Director: Silas Howard Producer: Valerie Stadler Cast: Sini Anderson, Justin Vivian Bond, Harry Dodge, Silas Howard, and Michelle Tea …

SKECHERS Commercial

SKECHERS COMMERCIAL SKECHERS COMMERCIAL National TV commercial advertising Skechers fitness shoes Agency: Omelet LA Production Company: Standard Quality

Music Video: Annuals, “Brother”

ANNUALS, BROTHER ANNUALS Song: “Brother” Label: Ace Fu Records Director: Silas Howard Producers: Standard Quality Played on MTV2 and affiliated networks


STREET DOGS, FINAL TRANSMISSION Song: “Final Transmission” Label: HELLCAT RECORDS Directors: Ben Peyser, Silas Howard DP: Ben Peyser Producer Company: Standard Quality


THE JOSEPHINE COLLECTIVE, LIVING THE JOSEPHINE COLLECTIVE Song: “Living” Label: Warner Brothers Director: Silas Howard Producers: Draw Pictures and Standard Quality

Chelsea (In The Works)

CHELSEA (In the Works) LOG LINE: In a comedy that hurts, Chelsea, a female, 13-year-old Holden Caulfield, navigates a run-down town of drunken adults, dangerous teenagers, and a dead runaway in a place where betrayal is as common as cigarettes in the summer of 1985. SYNOPSIS: More than a coming-of-age movie and stripped of sentimentality, …

Exactly Like You (In The Works)

EXACTLY LIKE YOU (In the Works) EXACTLY LIKE YOU (In the Works) Inspired by the true story of jazz musician Billy Tipton. Set in the luminous underground world of 1940’s jazz cabarets. The project is a Nantucket Screenwriting Colony fellow, finalist for the Sundance Screenwriting Lab, Film Independent Directors Lab fellow, selected for IFP’s No …