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  • Robert GreenwaldPresident

    • Robert Greenwald is founder and president of Brave New Films, a nonprofit film and advocacy organization whose work is distributed for free in concert with nonprofit partners and movements in order to educate and mobilize for progressive causes. The work of Brave New Films has been screened around the world and viewed over tens of millions of times and counting.

      Brave New Films engages the most pressing issues of the day by presenting documentaries that tackle current events from a progressive...

  • Jim MillerExecutive Director

    • Jim Miller is the Executive Director of Brave New Films, a position he has held since 2006. Most recently he produced the documentary 'Making A Killing: Guns, Greed, and the NRA. In addition, he produced the docs ‘Koch Brothers Exposed’, ‘War on Whistleblowers’ and ‘Unmanned: America’s Drone Wars’. Jim is responsible for helping to form our partner coalitions to help spread our videos throughout the world. His film experience began working on the film ‘Bull Durham’ and includes being the Director...

  • Devin SmithVice President of Operations

    • Devin Smith is the Vice President of Operations at Brave New Films, overseeing the operations, business, and legal affairs of the company. Previously, he was a producer at Robert Greenwald Productions where he produced the critically acclaimed documentaries "Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism" and "Uncovered: The War on Iraq".  At Brave New Films, Devin has produced "Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price" and "Iraq For Sale: The War Profiteers".  He was also a producer on two documentary television...

  • Justin HarrisonSupervising Producer

    • Justin comes to us with extensive experience in unscripted and digital development and production. Before entering the entertainment industry Justin was heavily involved with education and local politics in his home town of the San Francisco Bay Area.

  • Leah WelchAssociate Producer

    • Her MA degree in investigative journalism, her experience working with Pulitzer Prize finalist, Bill Moushey, at the Innocence Institute, as well as her researching skills earned through several jobs with National Geographic Society, add to her skill set of researching, and writing content for Brave New Films.

  • Kimber KisselDevelopment Associate

    • Kimber grew up in Encinitas, CA and got her B.A. in Political Science & Sociology at the University of California Santa Barbara, go Gauchos- Ole.  In July of 2014 Kimber joined Brave New Films as the Development Associate and still wakes up every morning delighted to go to work!  When she is not fighting for social justice and helping make an impact you can find Kimber running on the beach, surfing in the ocean and sharing her exceptional wit...

  • Amy KorngiebelDirector of Distribution

    • Amy comes to BNF with a background in both production and international development. She has over a decade of experience in television production and has produced documentaries, reality, and late-night talk shows for a variety of networks, including ABC, Fox Television, Discovery, National Geographic, and OWN. In addition to her work in production, she holds a graduate degree in international development from The New School. Her graduate work focused on community-led development, environmental conservation and food security. She's...

  • Shadé QuintanillaDistribution Associate

    • With a degree in English from Barnard College, Shadé works in the Distribution Department where she assists the Head of Distribution with film and video launches, screening events and managing the company’s YouTube page. She is an avid traveler and volunteer.

  • Tahil SharmaFaith Program Manager

    • Tahil Sharma is an interfaith activist based in Los Angeles who was born to a Hindu father and a Sikh mother. Following the Oak Creek, WI shooting of a Sikh temple in 2012, Tahil became involved in efforts for interfaith literacy and social justice and has been doing this work professionally for the past 6 years. He currently serves as one of three Interfaith Ministers in Residence for the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles and is a member of the...

  • Anne Phillips Outreach Director

    • Anne Phillips is the Outreach Director for Brave New Films, bringing her 19 years of outreach experience as a community organizer and fundraiser. She has worked on behalf of many causes, including the environment, labor, reproductive justice, anti-racism and economic justice; and most recently as the Executive Director of Class Action. She is a native Minnesotan, but over the past 20 years, she has fought for things she cares about in Austin, Baltimore, Boston and now Los Angeles....

  • Larissa MartinezOffice Assistant

    • Larissa is originally from Michoacán, Mexico, but mainly grew up in San Francisco. She graduated from UCLA with a B.A in Anthropology and American Indian Studies. Over the years, she developed her advocacy and activism within the undocumented and immigrant community through her involvement with Improving Dreams Equality Access and Success (IDEAS) at UCLA. She hopes to use her advocacy to continue supporting underserved youth and help them gain equal access to resources and opportunities.

  • Laura BarriosFellow

    • Laura was born & raised in La Paz, Bolivia and immigrated to the U.S when she was seven years old. She studied Anthropology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, focusing on political ecology and the racialization of cities. At UNC, she formed part of several student and community organizing groups, namely around the gentrification of Chapel Hill and its racialized geography. In 2014, Laura and two other students made a documentary about UNC's racist monuments and buildings,...

  • Paolo RiverosFellow

    • Paolo is a self-taught Visual Storyteller born in Lima, Peru. He started his career as a photographer capturing the local nightlife, collaborating with artists creating their portraits and documenting their performances. Later he discovered his interest in photojournalism, where he found his voice. Now, he finds himself transitioning to video where he is able to capture and tell a story through moving images. 

  • Elizabeth ChoFellow

    • Elizabeth is an educator and community-based artist from Chino, California. She is a first generation college graduate, earning her Bachelor's in Cinema and Media Studies and a minor in Education Studies from Wellesley College. At Wellesley, she spent three years advocating and organizing on behalf of first generation and low income students. Her passion for education and empowerment has led her to mentor high school youth organizers and lead community-based art and media classes for immigrant youth. The daughter of Korean...

  • Emelda OchiengFellow

    • Emelda is a journalist and a communication development specialist from Nairobi, Kenya. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Media Studies from the University of Nairobi. Over the years, Emelda worked as a freelance writer and research assistant. She later moved to Deaf Media Kenya, a non-profit organization that she co-founded in order to create media content for the deaf in sign language and advocate for their rights to access information, opportunities and essential services. Emelda is passionate about...

  • Diana YipFellow

    • Since studying both community psychology and film and digital media at UC Santa Cruz, Diana has been passionate about combining storytelling and social justice. As a freelance filmmaker and editor, Diana has been involved with a number of film projects that allowed her to work with mis- and under-represented people. She is credited in such projects as Visitor’s Day, The Lexington Club Archival Project, and Free for All: Inside the Public Library. For the past 5 years, Diana has also...

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