Brashear is the Head of Intake, Launch & Member Services at New Day Films, and Director of Partnerships and Community Engagement on ITVS-funded film on autism, inclusion and neurodiversity, Deej (broadcast on America Reframed, fall 2017). She also works with filmmakers as a consultant on their social impact campaigns and educational distribution. During the 2016-2017 school year, she was a visiting scholar at the Science and Justice Research Center at UC Santa Cruz working on a new film about gene editing. She is also in preproduction on a new film exploring ways that white people can work for racial justice.
Previously, she served as a producer and impact producer/community engagement coordinator 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.
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.
Films by Regan Brashear
From botox to bionic limbs, the human body is more “upgradeable” than ever. But how much of it can we alter and still be human? What do we gain or lose in the process? Award-winning documentary, Fixed: The Science/Fiction of Human Enhancement, explores the social impact of human biotechnologies. Haunting and humorous, poignant and political, Fixed rethinks "disability" and "normalcy" by exploring technologies that promise to change our bodies and minds forever.
* Winner of 3 festival awards: “Best of the Festival,” “Harris Jury Prize for Best Film,” and “Best Feature Documentary”
* Winner of “Top 10 DVDs of the year” by School Library Journal
* Awarded 3 1/2 stars by Video Librarian
* Highly successful American Public Television broadcast run on PBS stations around the country, with almost 4,000 telecasts since 2015, making the film available to over 255 million viewers!