Michele Josue is an award-winning Filipino-American filmmaker from Burtonsville, Maryland and a graduate of Emerson College’s film program. Her critically acclaimed feature-film debut "Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine" is the winner of 10 Best Documentary and Audience Choice Awards from film festivals worldwide and boasts a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Michele and the film, which is now available worldwide on Netflix, recently won a Daytime Emmy Award for "Outstanding Special Class Special."
Michele has traveled around the globe with "Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine" as a guest speaker for various schools and organizations including Facing History and Ourselves, the Environmental Protection Agency, Ogilvy & Mather, and Saatchi & Saatchi.
In her travels with the film, she has also represented the United States government overseas as a U.S. State Department Speaker and presented the film at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C.
Michele was selected for the prestigious International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam’s World Documentary Exchange filmmaker program in 2013 and has received The Reel Affirmations’ Keith Clark & Barry Becker Filmmaker Award. She has also made several guest appearances on radio and TV shows including "Take Part Live," "The Insider," and "The View" and her essays have been featured in Indiewire’s bent and The Huffington Post's Gay Voices.