Our team

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Will Jenkins, associate producer

Will Jenkins has more than a decade of communications, policy, and program leadership experience at the White House, the Department of Health and Human Services, the House and Senate, and international nonprofit organizations. During his time in government, he worked on a wide range of issues, including criminal justice reform, drug policy, mental health, immigration, environment, healthcare, national security and education. He also has trained, advised or worked with hundreds of filmmakers and other media makers on stories that impact public policy and social issues through the Sundance Institute, South by Southwest Festival, Tribeca Film Institute, Warner Bros., the Fledgling Fund, Good Pitch, and other organizations. He developed the American Film Institute's Political Bootcamp for Filmmakers and co-authored a series of studies on creative media and advocacy at the Center for Media and Social Impact. He serves as a board member of Working Films.


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Sarah Haas, field producer

Sarah Haas is an independent narrative and documentary producer. After working at the Sundance Institute’s Filmmaker Labs, she earned credits on So Yong Kim’s LOVESONG (2016), ABC’s NASHVILLE series, CMT’s STILL THE KING, AND CROSSROADS. She has produced two indie narrative films, PRIVY and PAST DUE, and a feature documentary which follows her grandfather’s retirement journey, 18 DAYS IN UKRAINE. Recently, she collaborated with director Tommy Davis on short documentaries “Black Rock Blues” and “The Infidels” and produced short, scripted films like “Love, Gwen” directed by Amanda Young and based on a true story set in the opioid epidemic which screened at Maryland International Film Festival, Nashville Film Fest, and others. For the past decade Sarah has worked for a variety of acclaimed film festivals like AFIDOCS, True/False, Telluride, Citizen Jane, and Defy Film Festival. Sarah is also a contributor to TheDirectorList.com - a website featuring a sortable database of 1,000+ highly qualified women directors, and leadership in a local nonprofit: the Nashville Filmmakers Guild.


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Ellie is an award-winning documentary filmmaker, director, and MHP facilitator. A DC native, Ellie has directed and produced films in and about the DC community, using storytelling to foster community connection and understanding. She is the director and producer of the films Igual Que Tu (2009), Walk with Me (2012), and Fly by Light (2014). Highly respected in the DC arts community, Ellie was the 2011 recipient of the DC Mayor’s Arts Award. Ellie holds a Masters degree in Social Anthropology from the the University of Edinburgh and a Masters in Screen Documentary from the University of London.

Nadia Nugent, post-production intern

Nadia Nugent is a Jamaican-American filmmaker based in currently D.C. She is a junior at American University where she is pursuing a degree in Film & Media Arts and minoring in Political Science. Nadia is the performance director for her collegiate acapella group Pitches Be Trippin’, a proud dog mom, and an even prouder older sister. She hopes to be known for her dedication to creating purpose-driven, authentic, socially conscious art.


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Nathaniel Pearlman, advisory board

Nathaniel is an experienced entrepreneur and the founder of NGP VAN, Graphicacy, and served as Chief Technology Officer for the Hillary Clinton for President campaign in 2007-8.

E_Angie_Headshot.jpgAngelica Das, advisory board

Angelica specializes in strategy for social impact documentary with over a decade of experience in non-profit communication and management. She was previously associate director at the Center for Media & Social Impact, running content production and events on empowering media that matters. Angelica is an impact producer, presenter, writer and public media advocate. She regularly serves on film juries and committees including the DC Commission on Arts and Humanities, AFI DOCS and the Indie Caucus.

Joshua Glick, PhD, advisory board

Joshua Glick is Assistant Professor of English and Film & Media Studies at Hendrix College and affiliate faculty at Columbia University, where he teaches in their Global Core. He holds a PhD in Film & Media Studies and American Studies from Yale University. Glick’s work focuses on documentary, emerging media, race and representation, and the comparative histories of cinema, TV, and radio. Glick served as the digital media curator and produced the award-winning documentary This Side of Dreamland (2016) for the NEH-funded museum exhibition, Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland, 1861–2008. His book, Los Angeles Documentary and the Production of Public History, 1958–1977, was recently published by the University of California Press. Glick is currently researching a new book on contemporary documentary and the media industries and co-editing a volume with Patricia Aufderheide that brings together scholars and practitioners. For 2019-20, Glick will be a Fellow at the MIT Open Documentary Lab. A native of the Washington DC metro area, he enjoys staying active in the documentary scene and collaborating with local institutions.


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