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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...

  • 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 MurryAdministrative Assistant

    • 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....

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