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  • Robert GreenwaldPresident

    • Robert Greenwald is the founder and president of Brave New Films, a nonprofit production company that creates and distributes investigative political and social justice documentaries. 

      Relevant to the current U.S. presidential election, Brave New Films (BNF) is releasing a series of documentaries that examine key issues affecting Americans today, including voting restriction legislation, criminal justice reform, and reproductive freedom. 

      The 2024 lineup features Suppressed and Sabotaged: The Fight to Vote, an exposé of voter suppression...

  • Casey Cooper JohnsonHead of Production 

    • Prior to his work in Los Angeles, Casey lived for 10 years in post-war Kosovo, producing documentaries and television, including the internationally syndicated current affairs show, “Life in Kosovo”. At the American Film Institute, Johnson wrote and directed the short film “Unmanned”, which screened at Tribeca Film Festival. He was Creator and EP of the Oculus VR series, “Campfire Creepers”, was Director/EP of “Urban Nightmares”, a series on the blackpills channel. Most recently, he produced the feature film “Zana”,...

  • Kimber KisselDevelopment Director 

    • Kimber Kissel is the director of development at Brave New Films and is responsible for all things fundraising and donor engagement. From major gifts to grassroots donations Kimber’s passion as a self-identified progressive media activist brings valuable experience and innovative thought to any project she works on. Outside of BNF Kimber has volunteered to share her development experience with other nonprofit professionals. Most recently giving a presentation to a packed audience at Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of Los...

  • Kristen IrvingDirector 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...

  • Josh GacitaSocial Media Director

    • Josh Gacita is a Social Media Director at Brave New Films. He graduated from the University of Rochester with a degree in Film and Media Studies and received an MFA in Writing for Television and Film from Emerson College. He has extensive experience in political organizing and social media, working on the Bernie Sanders 2020 campaign as a Regional Field Director and as a Social Media Specialist for Occupy Democrats.

  • Sean O'BrienCo-Producer

    • Sean O'Brien is an advocate for social justice with a lifelong commitment to effecting change through the arts. Originally from the New Orleans area, his work is shaped by the multi-cultural influence of growing up as a first-generation Nicaraguan American in Southern Louisiana. He studied theatre at Boston University and the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts. After graduating, he worked in the New Orleans film industry, which ultimately led him to Los Angeles. At Brave New Films, he found...

  • Quatoyiah MurryProject Manager

    • Quatoyiah Murry is a Georgia-born film writer and author of TCM Underground: 50 Must-See Classics from the World of Cult and Late-Night Cinema. She is the former editorial manager and YouTube channel manager for Turner Classic Movies, where she continues to write freelance. After her tenure with TCM, she moved to Paris, France to pursue a master’s in film and fulfill a childhood dream of living in 'The City of Light.' She graduated with honors from the University of Kent....

  • Gennifer BirnbachPress

    • President of Gennifer with a G, inc, Gennifer Birnbach has been a part of some of the greatest network launches, public relations muscle, marketing campaigns and messaging for the past 25+ years (not bad for someone who had a 70 GPA in high school). She cut her teeth at Viacom for 17 years working alongside the OG founders of MTV, Nickelodeon and Nick at Nite. Gennifer matured into adulthood at Comcast, where she spent 10 years working at Bravo. While...

  • Karen ReynoldsPress

    • Karen Reynolds is senior communications consultant with decades of experience in news and entertainment publicity with a passion for documentaries.

      A “news junkie,” she most recently served as Director of Public Relations at CNN for 11 years. There, she helped launch CNN Original Series led by the Peabody and multiple Emmy-winning Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown, for which she also acted as day-to-day publicist, as well as Inside Man with Morgan Spurlock and The Hunt with John Walsh. During that time,...

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