In her role as the Senior Director of Programs at The Fledgling Fund, Emily identifies creative projects with the most impact potential to support through grants and in-kind resources. She then works with these filmmakers and digital storytellers—providing strategy consulting, making introductions and connections and supporting the filmmaker’s often-evolving social good vision.
Archive for Profile Category: Leadership Lab 2015
Bill is a filmmaker, writer, and media educator living in northern Vermont. He’s the Director of Media Services at VCAM—a nonprofit media center in Burlington, Vermont—where he trains local citizens in the tools and techniques of digital video production and postproduction. He also teaches film production and editing at Vermont colleges.
Scott is an experience designer and storyteller focused on co-creating resilient and sustainable communities. He is originally from Hawaii but recently moved to Iceland to found Saga Fest, a transformative music and arts festival that brought artists, workshop facilitators, and festival-goers from more than 16 countries to a small and sustainable farm in southern Iceland.
Jennifer is the founder, curator, and producer behind Visionaries, a nomadic series bringing together artists and organizations with a common mission. She is currently producing the talks and workshops for Brooklyn’s outdoor photo festival, Photoville. Until recently, she was the Associate Director of Anastasia Photo, a gallery specializing in documentary photography and photojournalism.
Rachel has served as Executive Director of the Southern Documentary Fund since 2011. She is a seasoned non-fiction filmmaker and public TV/radio producer with many years of experience producing content, as well as collaborating with and supporting independent producers.
Paco grew up in several Latin American countries during a time of dictatorships. He is the Executive Director and Executive Producer of Skylight, a human rights media organization dedicated to creating documentary films and innovative media tools for long-term strategies to advance social and economic justice.
Stella is Founder and Artistic/Executive Director of the Urbano Project, an artist-run studio and exhibition space in Boston, MA. Urbano fosters partnerships between urban teens and professional artists through collaborative works, audience participation, and self-discovery through the artistic process.
Abina has promoted artists’ film, video and media art in both Europe and the U.S for more than 25 years. Since 1999 she has been with the Video Data Bank, a leading distributor and resource for video and media art located at the Art Institute of Chicago, where she serves as Executive Director.
Denah is a teacher, writer, award winning filmmaker, and curator working in San Francisco. Currently the Executive Director of Canyon Cinema Foundation, she guided the organization to attain nonprofit status in 2014.
Jennifer is a multi-platform communications, distribution and engagement strategist with a focus on social issue documentary. Her background spans nearly 20 years working in radio, film and television, digital media, and publishing.