Silas Howard is an award-winning writer/director focused on telling honest, boundary-shattering stories featuring groundbreaking characters. After his first feature film, By Hook or By Crook (2002 Sundance Film Festival), won several awards at world film festivals, Howard began directing documentaries, music videos, and television. His recent television credits include Transparent, The Fosters, This Is Us, and Faking It. His latest feature film A Kid Like Jake featuring Claire Danes, Jim Parsons, Octavia Spencer, Priyanka Chopra, Ann Dowd and Amy Landecker premiered at Sundance this year to widespread praise and will be distributed by IFC in June, 2018. Howard received a 2015 Guggenheim Fellowship and is currently an executive producer and director on FX’s upcoming Pose.