Tishon Pugh is a Georgia born, South Carolina raised screenwriter, filmmaker and film programmer. She prefers to explore the themes of comically awkward youth, Southern lineage, queerness and the unusual in her works. Tishon is an alumni of the University of South Carolina, graduated with cum laude distinction, having obtained her B.A. in Anthropology with a specification in Cultural and Visual Anthropology. Hoping to combine the two, Tishon’s ultimate goal in life is not only to create great stories but help preserve them for the upcoming generations to experience.
Tishon has had the pleasure of being apart of two inaugural programming fellowships with Outfest Fusion Film Festival and the Athena Film Festival. She currently works as the Programming Coordinator for the New Orleans Film Society.
Outside of any creative endeavors, Tishon enjoys bar trivia, thrifting (a lot) and occasional rewatches of the beloved cult classic, The Mummy (1999) starring Rachel Weisz and Brendan Fraser.