WERK! Behind The Ball


This mini-documentary takes viewers behind-the-scenes of NYC's vibrant and thriving LGBTQ "Ball" scene and places this underground creativity and unique form of social activism, within a historic context.


Principal Cast
Lee Soulja (From House of Soulja)

Director/Producer: Fred Brown
Producer: Kevin Lawrence
Director of Photography: Sheba Legend
Editor/2nd Camera: Adrian Smith
Production Assistant: Sean Anthony Williamson
Executive Producer: Kuye Youngblood

Director’s Biography

Fred Brown, Jr. holds a B.A. degree in Journalism from Howard University in Washington, D.C.and has amassed 25 years of professional media experience in television (The Washington Post, BET Networks, The Smithsonian Institution, NABOB, WNYC Radio, Thirteen/WNET, and The New York Times.)He's aSenior Producer for BRIC TV. He's a Board Member National Association for Multi-Ethnicity in Communications. Brown was also received the 2016 "Community Service" award presented by the Barclays Center during Black History Month.