As a graduate from San Francisco Arts Institute with a Bachelors in Fine Art Film, Shine Louise Houston has always had unique vision. Her signature cinematic style is best known for its honest depictions of queer desire.
Houston is an esteemed filmmaker and recipient of San Francisco's Harvey Milk "Sylvester Pride in the Arts" Award for her work's portrayal of LGBTQ+ sexuality, most notably seen in CrashPadSeries.com's cast of queer and trans performers, people of color, and varying bodies and abilities. Her feature-length films have screened across the world, from Frameline to Women Make Waves Taiwan, and Wonderlust Helsinki (awarded by the Finnish association for Sexology) to the British Film Institute. Her work has appeared in popular media including the BBC, HBO, and Amazon's Emmy Award-winning TV series Transparent.
Her work was recognized by academic institutions including Princeton University and the American Studies Association Conference, at the Tate Modern London, and in books such as the Human Sexuality textbook and Duke's A Taste for Brown Sugar: Black Women in Pornography.
Despite numerous film accolades, Houston considers her best art project to be that of creating Pink & White Productions, a sustainable business that enables the creative vision of many filmmakers to come.
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