Elegance began making films as a US Marine after a decade spent homeless. Today, he holds a BS from Columbia University and MFA from NYU Tisch Graduate Film. His documentary feature Pier Kids, follows three queer and trans homeless youth on NYC’s iconic Christopher Street Pier to show the intricate ways queer people of colour utilize public space to build chosen family. He is the executive producer/creator of Viceland’s GLAAD-nominated and Cannes MIPCOM winning series, My House. Buck, his most recent short, had its world premiere at Sundance 2020.