Insignia Films Storytelling that Sheds Light on the Human Condition
Gene Tempest
Writer / Director
Gene Tempest is an award-winning American filmmaker and historian. Her work has appeared in The Boston Globe and The New York Times, and her screenwriting has been recognized by the Writers Guild of America. A coeditor of Une Histoire De La Guerre (2018) and a former contributor to the French magazine L'histoire, her projects include the PBS documentaries The Great War (coproducer; 2017), American Veteran (cowriter; 2021), Citizen Hearst (writer/producer; 2021), and Sun Queen (writer/producer; 2023). She received her BA from the University of California at Berkeley, and her PhD from Yale University, where she won the Hans Gatzke Prize for her work in military history. She has taught at SUNY Cortland and Boston University, and from 2016-2017 served as the first ever Historian in Residence for American Experience at WGBH-Boston, where she helped fund and develop new history programming for public television. 
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