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  • Robert GreenwaldPresident

    • Robert Greenwald is president of Brave New Films, a nonprofit film company that he founded after a career in commercial television and film to motivate and educate viewers on the most pressing issues of the day. 

      Brave New Films distributes its work for free through social media and in concert with nonprofit partners and movements. The group’s movies and videos have been screened around...

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • Carmen SamuelProgram Manager, Film Screenings

    • Carmen Samuel (she/her) is a Los Angeles-based arts manager, event producer, and serves as Program Manager for Film Screenings at Brave New Films. She joins the Brave New Films team after serving the State of California in response to the Covid19 pandemic. Prior to her time with the state, she served as Program Manager for Organizational Consulting for artEquity – a non-profit organization dedicated to providing tools, resources, and training at the intersection of art and activism. Carmen has also...

  • Sean O'BrienAssociate 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...

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