Originally from Virginia, award-winning Producer/Director Regan Brashear has been working on labor, race, youth, LGBTQ, and disability issues for over twenty years now through documentary film, union organizing, community forums, and grassroots activism. Now based in Oakland, CA, Brashear is the founder of Making Change Media, which produces long and short-form documentaries. Brashear is the current Head of Intake/Launch & Member Services at New Day Films, and Director of Community Engagement on ITVS-funded film on autism, Deej (to be released in 2017). She also enjoys consulting with filmmakers on their social impact campaigns and educational distribution. Previously, she served as a producer and impact producer at Open Eye Pictures, doing 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. Brashear 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. 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.
Since its release, Brashear has travelled extensively with the film, sharing Fixed with audiences of all ages around the world. To discuss bringing her to your university, high school or organization, please contact us.