Hugo Serejo Genes is a filmmaker, writer, producer, actor, and PhD candidate in Anthropology. He is currently studying at the CUNY Graduate Center, and holds a Masters in Nonfiction Filmmaking from the City University of New York Hunter College, as well as a degree in Economics from Cornell University. 

Hugo was a Fulbright Scholar in 2016, working with the Xavante Indians of Mato Grosso Brazil on video/photo production, and organization of their first audiovisual archive.  He has produced media for nonprofits, start up companies, and musicians, & is the writer and director of several films including Collegetown, a feature narrative-doc hybrid illuminating the social and financial pressures that determine choices made by debt-ridden U.S. college students. He is also a former member of the Illuminator Collective, which stages guerilla projection interventions.

Hugo was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and raised in New York City.  He practices yoga and meditation daily.