Brashear is currently working as the impact producer through Making Change Media for Emmy Award-winning Time for Ilhan, an inspiring, stereotype-busting portrait of Congresswoman Ilhan Omar, one of America’s brightest new political stars at the start of her meteoric ascent from political newcomer to becoming one of the first Muslim Women in the U.S. Congress. She is also the Director of Partnerships and Distribution for DEEJ, a Peabody Award-winning, Emmy-nominated film about autism, inclusion and neurodiversity (broadcast on America Reframed, 2017/2018). She is the former Head of Launch & Member Services at New Day Films where she helped to develop "Promo School" to teach new members effective marketing and distribution skills. She also consults with filmmakers on impact and distribution strategy.
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. 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 three new projects.
Since its release, Brashear has travelled extensively with FIXED, sharing the film 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" at the Superfest International Disability Film Festival, “Harris Jury Prize for Best Film” at the ReelAbilities Film Festival and “Best Feature Documentary” at the Picture This...International Disability Film Festival.
* 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 over 4,000 telecasts between 2015-2018, reaching 94% of the country, making the film available to over 255 million viewers!