Eugene Ramos was born and raised in the Chicago area by immigrants from the Philippines. After devouring countless Shakespeare plays, he earned a degree in 16th-century British Literature from Northwestern University. He later graduated with an MFA in Film from Columbia University where he received a fellowship from Comedy Central. Since film school, he’s participated in the Clarion Science Fiction Writers' Workshop, the CAPE New Writers Fellowship, and Film Independent’s Project Involve. Eugene has co-written a number of award-winning shorts, including DANDELION FALL (dir. Lauren Wolkstein) and THEY CHARGE FOR THE SUN (dir. Terence Nance), which was nominated for a Humanitas Prize. His romantic-comedy script, NEWTON’S LAWS OF EMOTION, won the Sloan Filmmaker Prize at the Tribeca Film Fest and a Gold Prize in the PAGE Awards. Because of his love for the Bard and science fiction, Eugene earned the nickname The Sci-Fi Shakespeare Guy.