• untapped brilliance
  • uncommon expertise
  • untold stories
  • bridge
  • expose
  • agitate
  • push
  • create
  • shift
  • advance.
  • thrive.
  • succeed.
  • change.
  • amaze.
  • inspire.

Chester Algernal Gordon

Co-Producer, Hell Fighter

In 2019 Chester Algernal Gordon became the first gender non-binary African-American costume designer to compete in competition at Cannes Film Festival with “Port Authority”.

In the last 4 years Chester has produced a fleet of acclaimed short films and a feature documentary called “Pier Kids”. They were also a winner of the Tribeca Film Institute’s 2019, TFI All Access Grant and TFI Pond5 Program. Chester is a Film Independent 2019 Producing Lab & Fast Track Lab fellow. Chester’s films have been an official selection and won many awards in over 200 festivals combined including Berlin, SXSW, BFI, Outfest, True/False, Doc NYC, New Orleans, Denver, Palm Springs, Blackstar and the American Black Film Festival.

They’re also a producer for the MIPCOM 2018 winner - GLAAD nominated documentary TV series, “My House”, on Viceland. Chester’s film ‘-Ship: A Visual Poem’, won best U.S. narrative short at Sundance 2020. Chester’s short Buck that premiered at Sundance 2020, was awarded a grant from the Frameline Completion Fund.