About the Filmmaker
CARMEN LOBUE (they/them) is a Queer Non-Binary Afro-Pilipinx American filmmaker with a passion for social activism that is expressed through their work as a creator. Carmen’s early recognition includes Paper Magazine's "Paper Predictions: 100 people taking over 2019" and the Tribeca Disruptor Foundation (Craig Hatkoff) and The Legacy Lab’s 2018 New Legacy Maker Honoree. LoBue directed Season One of the dramedy web series Cheer Up Charlie (Hollyshorts, Urbanworld Film Festival ‘19 and more). Their work on Cheer Up Charlie also earned them a nomination for Best Director at TOWEBFEST in 2019. Carmen took on all roles for the sci-fi short film O, Ryan Executive Produced by Jennifer Esposito (A Rebellious Act).
Upcoming film O, Ryan is a queer dystopian psychological thriller addressing the opioid epidemic and Black mental health in America. Most recently, they directed on Hulu's Initiative 29 “Your Attention Please: Tao Leigh Goffe” streaming now. LoBue is represented by The Gersh Agency and Echo Lake Entertainment.