Verve, a prominent talent agency, has recently signed filmmaker Tracie Laymon, known for her award-winning debut solo feature “Bob Trevino Likes It.” The film, inspired by true events and Laymon’s own experiences, tells the story of a young woman who unwittingly befriends a grieving man after sending a friend request to her estranged father on Facebook.

Laymon, who wrote, directed, and produced the film, becomes the third Verve client to win the Grand Jury prize at SXSW, following in the footsteps of James Morosini and Paris Zarcilla. “Bob Trevino Likes It” is scheduled to screen at SIFF Cinema Uptown during the Seattle Film Festival on May 15 and 16.

Originally from Texas, Laymon spent her teenage years in Russia before pursuing a career in film in the United States. Her directorial projects have received numerous accolades, including Best Director awards at various film festivals.

As a member of the LGBTQIA community and a strong advocate for disability representation in film, Laymon explores themes of identity and belonging in her work. Her goal as a filmmaker is to amplify diverse voices and challenge perceptions through underdog stories of reluctant heroes overcoming adversity.

Laymon is currently represented by Artists First and remains committed to creating meaningful and impactful storytelling through her work.

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