Kristen Irving - Brave New Films
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Kristen Irving

Director of Advocacy and Engagement

Kristen is a director, producer, and impact producer whose projects have participated at Tribeca, Sundance and TIFF. As the former Director of Social Action and Advocacy at Participant Media, she created social engagement campaigns for documentary and narrative films ranging from CONTAGION to A PLACE AT THE TABLE. She also Impact Produced for Oscar-nominated filmmakers Lee Hirsch (BULLY) and Lucy Walker (THE CRASH REEL). Kristen produced the award-winning short documentary LIFE AFTER MANSON, which premiered at Tribeca and had an excerpt released on the NY Times Op-Docs series. Kristen and her directorial debut TRUE BELIEVER have participated in the 2017 Investigative Reporting Workshop at UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism, the 2019 Camden / TFI Retreat Sponsored by CNN, and she is a 2019 Film Independent Documentary Lab Fellow. Previously, Kristen worked at the CAA (Creative Artists Agency) Foundation, and has held various roles in nonprofit organizations including group home Hollygrove, XPRIZE Foundation, and the L.A. Kitchen (VP of Business Development and Communications).