Luchina Fisher

Black, African American

Little Light ProductionsMama Gloria Film LLC



Luchina Fisher is an award-winning writer, director and producer. Her current film, Mama Gloria, is a feature documentary about a 74-year-old Black transgender activist named Gloria Allen, who came of age amid Chicago's drag balls, transitioned before Stonewall and started a charm school for homeless trans youth. Luchina’s most recent film, the critically acclaimed feature documentary Birthright: A War Story, which she co-executive produced and co-wrote, appeared in more than 70 theaters nationwide, qualified for Oscar consideration and is currently streaming on Amazon Prime. Luchina is the director of two short films, including Danger Word, which was nominated for best narrative short by the Pan African and BronzeLens film festivals and has appeared on the Aspire network. Additionally, Luchina has written and produced several nationally broadcast documentaries as well as numerous segments for television. Her work has appeared on Discovery Health, A&E, ESPN, National Geographic Channel, ABC and in syndication. She began her career as a journalist and has written for People, the Miami Herald, The New York Times, O, The Oprah Magazine and She is also the co-author and ghostwriter of several books. Luchina has received awards from the Society of Professional Journalists and the Illinois Arts Council. She is a Sisters in Cinema Documentary Fellow.

Active Projects

Mama Gloria: A trailblazing 74-year-old Black transgender activist, who never imagined living past 40, examines her life and legacy. Feature documentary launching in October. Looking for distribution, sales agent, impact funding and partners. 

Untitled Personal Documentary: My personal journey from losing my brother Gary to AIDS in the 90s to raising my transgender daughter Gia in the 2000s has provided me a window into the struggles, successes and setbacks that surround the Black LGBTQ community. Early development. Looking for investors, funders, support.

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