FILMMAKERS

JENNIFER BREA

Producer/Director



Jennifer is a doctoral student in the Department of Government at Harvard University on indefinite medical leave. Prior to that, she was a print journalist in Beijing and East Africa. She earned her AB in Politics from Princeton University. @jenbrea

 

 

DEBORAH HOFFMANN

Executive Producer & Creative Advisor



Deborah Hoffmann received an Academy Award nomination in 1995 for her documentary, Complaints of a Dutiful Daughter and again for Long Night's Journey into Day in 2000. She is widely acclaimed as editor of such classic documentaries as the Oscar winning The Times of Harvey Milk, Ethnic Notions, and Mullholland's Dream. She has received two National Emmys, a Peabody, a DuPont Columbia Award, and a Rockefeller Fellowship. Deborah has been a lecturer at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism since 2000. She has served on juries for the Sundance, San Francisco and Mill Valley Film Festivals and on the Independent Spirit Awards, and Gotham Awards. She is a member of the documentary branch of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences.

 


BLAKE ASHMAN

Associate Producer



Blake has produced numerous films, including Starlet, directed by Sean Baker, which received the Robert Altman Award at the 2013 Film Independent Spirit Awards. More recently he was a producer on River of Fundament staring Maggie Gyllenhaal, Paul Giamatti, Elaine Stritch, and Ellen Burstyn. He produced The Lottery, directed by Madeleine Sackler, which was shortlisted for a Best Documentary Feature Oscar in 2010.

 


KIRAN CHITANVIS

Consulting Producer

Kiran is an independent filmmaker. She has worked on numerous short and feature films that have played at festivals around the world. A member of the inaugural class at the Tisch Asia Singapore campus, she holds an MFA in Film and Television Production from NYU Tisch School of the Arts. She earned an AB in Politics from Princeton University. @kiranchitanvis