Aaron Greer


Associate Professor


Aaron Greer

Professor Aaron Greer is an independent filmmaker and media artist who focuses on telling stories about underrepresented communities and identity formation. He has directed and produced two award-winning feature films, “Service to Man” (2017), starring Keith David and Lamman Rucker, and the micro-budget feature, “Gettin’ Grown” (2004). Greer was also the co-author of the award-winning screenplay “Fruit of the Tree,” about the only known survivor of a lynching, which was selected for the prestigious Tribeca Film Festival’s All-Access program in 2007.

In addition to his feature film work, Greer has produced a number of short films and several documentaries about performing artists, including “A Night in the Theatre,” “Yo Soy Actor (I’m an Actor),” and “Flying Away.” He is currently producing a narrative podcast series, “Big Sandy,” which tells the story of a young woman coming of age in small town Appalachia. His interest in performing artists is reflected in his work a founding member of In/Motion, Chicago’s International Dance Film Festival.