Working Films

Working Films is is an internationally recognized non-profit that links nonfiction films with cutting edge social justice campaigns.

Title: Social Media Strategist, George Stoney Fellow

Duration: 2006 – 2013

Projects: POV Adoption Stories (PBS), Ghosts of Abu Ghraib (HBO), Pray the Devil Back to Hell (theatrical release), Deep Down (ITVS),  ScreeningHQ.org, Iraq Media Action Project, Tales from Planet Earth Film Festival, The Good Pitch, Reel Equality

Read more about each project below:

POV Adoption Stories (PBS), Strategy Summit & Coordination

I coordinated a strategy summit in partnership with POV for their Adoption Stories series which aired in Fall 2010. At the strategy meeting, we brought together the filmmakers and POV team with non-profit organizations that work on adoption issues on many different levels every day. During the two day meeting, we discussed the multiple layers and complexities of adoption and identified overarching themes in the films such as identity, race, multiculturalism and the concept of family. Their diverse perspectives gave us insight to the best ways to approach an adoption awareness campaign around the broadcast and the films. The films included in the series: Wo Ai Ni (I Love You) Mommy by Stephanie Wang-Breal; Off and Running by Nicole Opper; In the Matter of Cha Jung Hee by Deann Borshay Liem.

Reel Equality, Campaign Coordination & Social Media Strategy

In 2011-2012, Working Films hosted events for the Reel Equality media campaign. Aimed at defeating the anti-gay North Carolina Amendment One that was up for vote in May 2012, the campaign toured 6 stellar documentary films on LGBT struggles to audiences around the state to inspire viewers — our straight allies, our co-workers, members of our congregations, and those who care about the welfare of our vulnerable youth — to VOTE NO.

Press: A Change Will Do Us Good (Encore Magazine, December 20, 2011), Collaborative Audience Engagement: A New Model for Activist Filmmakers (Critical Commons), Vote on Gay Marriage Prompts Project: Working Films will show trailers of six films during an open house (Star News Online, December 1, 2011)