Originally from Virginia, Producer/Director Regan Brashear has been working on labor, disability, youth, LGBT, race and environmental issues for over 20 years now through documentary film, union organizing, community forums, teen theater, and grassroots activism. Regan served as a Producer and Community Engagement Coordinator for several years at Open Eye Pictures, a documentary production company in Sausalito, CA, doing project development for the forthcoming place-based, memory-mapping iOS app, Tributopia; community engagement for the Academy Award-shortlisted film, Under Our Skin; and as Co-Producer for The Grove, a film about the National AIDS Memorial Grove. Both films aired across the country on PBS stations in 2011.
Based in Oakland, CA, she is a co-founder of Making Change Media, a media collective which produces videos for non-profits and labor unions, as well as independent long-form documentaries such as Fixed. Regan has a BA in American Studies (Highest Honors, Phi Beta Kappa) and a MA in Social Documentation (Documentary Film) from the University of California, Santa Cruz and has taught in a variety of settings, from outdoor ed to 5th graders to anti-homophobia trainings and documentary workshops to high school students to assistant teaching film and social documentation undergraduate classes. Her interest in disability studies, which eventually led to the making of Fixed, started in 1997, after a car accident which began an ongoing journey with fibromyalgia and chronic pain.
Regan is currently doing a two month artist residency at the Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes (CSPO) at Arizona State University. In addition to CSPO, her residency is co-sponsored by a number of other programs at ASU, including the Phd Program in Human and Social Dimensions of Science and Technology; the Center for Science and the Imagination; the School of Social Transformation; the Center for Film, Media, and Popular Culture; the Lincoln Center for Applied Ethics; the Center for Nanotechnology in Society; and the Alliance for Person-Centered Accessible Technology. She will be finishing Fixed while at ASU and workshopping the film with faculty and students at these centers to lay the groundwork for the forthcoming Fixed curriculum (to be developed this summer).
Editors: Regan Brashear & Josh Peterson
Josh Peterson is a freelance editor based in the San Francisco Bay Area, where he has been cutting documentaries, corporate pieces and independent features since 1993. He was nominated for a national Emmy for Outstanding Achievement in Editing in 2009 for his work on Soldiers of Conscience. He also edited The Rape of Europa, which was nominated for an Emmy for Best Historical Programming and short-listed for a Best Documentary Academy Award. His clients include Apple, Lucasfilm, the NewsHour with Jim Lehrer and the Kenwood Group. Josh’s work has appeared on PBS, ABC, National Geographic Channel, Sci-Fi Channel, at U.S. and international film festivals and in theatrical release. He graduated from Harvard in 1991 with an honors degree in History. His film, Blood Makes the Green Grass Grow, which he wrote, directed and edited, was released last fall. His most recent film which he edited is a new documentary called Born This Way about coming of age as gay or lesbian in Cameroon and which premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival in February.
Co-Producer, Additional Editing, Colorist & Online Editor: Jamie LeJeune
Jamie LeJeune has worked with the Sausalito-based production company, InCA, for the past four years, coming with a background in anthropology and community development. Since then he has shot, edited and produced works that range from television documentary series to viral activist video and promotional pieces for local non-profits. His credits with InCA include: A Year in Burgundy (2012), Producer, Camera, Editor; Reinventing Yourself (2012), Story Producer/Editor/Camera; Keeping Score: Gustav Mahler (2011), Associate Producer/Assistant Editor; and ReCreating America: Creativity in Education (2010), Associate Producer. Jamie is also a co-founder and core member of Making Change Media.
Associate Producer: Hannah Swenson
Camera: Jamie LeJeune, Duncan Kenworthy, Florencia Marchetti & Bruce Petschek
Additional camera: Scottee Angel, Regan Brashear, Beth Pielert, Jennifer Redfearn, Bjorn Ulfsson & Tiffany Worthington
Location Sound: Jeffrey Andersen & Lauretta Molitor
Technical Support & Research: Scott LaMorte
Karla Claudio Betancourt is a multimedia artist from San Juan, Puerto Rico, who recently graduated in Film/New Genres at the San Francisco Art Institute. She works primarily with documentary and experimental video, animation, and multi-media installations. Her work revolves around media literacy, marginalized histories, colonized communities, culture jamming, public interventions, and other practices set on challenging corporate media. She’s an excellent cook, likes to learn about herbalism and capoeira on the side, and is a faithful believer of the occult.
Jessica Fuh joined the FIXED team in July 2011. This fall, she will be entering her last year at the University of California, Berkeley, where she is double majoring in Film Studies and Economics. Though born in the States, Jessica grew up in Singapore. She is back in the States for college and excited to be diving into the world of documentary film.
Jackie Grieff is an aspiring digital film editor in the Bay Area working on her BS in Digital Filmmaking and Video Production at The Art Institute of California – San Francisco. She is a Final Cut Pro and After Effects Tutor at The Art Institute as well as the department’s Peer Mentor. She loves Star Trek, South Park, the Ender Series, and Pokemon. See her work @ vimeo.com/jackieg
Production Assistant: Henry Huang
Archival research: Hazel Tesoro
Transcription services: Hazel Tesoro, Roma Gray, Pegah Rahmanian & Grace Rutledge