2015-2016 Producers Fellows

  • Fazeelat Aslam

    Born in Pakistan and currently based in Brooklyn, New York, Fazeelat Aslam is a documentary filmmaker and correspondent. 

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  • Iyabo Boyd

    Iyabo Boyd is an independent film producer and the founder of Feedback Loop, a consulting firm for documentary filmmakers.

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  • Adrienne Collatos

    Adrienne Collatos is a documentary filmmaker who focuses on social issue films and archival research and producing.

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  • Kellen Quinn

    Kellen Quinn graduated from Wesleyan University in 2005 with a dual degree in Film and Russian & East European Studies. 

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  • Katia Maguire

    Katia Maguire is co-directing and producing HOME TRUTH, a forthcoming documentary about a domestic violence survivor who pursues a case about police non-enforcement of restraining orders to the U.S. Supreme Court and beyond.

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  • Pamela Ryan

    Pamela Ryan is a New York-based producer of documentary and narrative films who has partnered with independent production company Gigantic Pictures on numerous projects.

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Fazeelat Aslam

Born in Pakistan and currently based in Brooklyn, New York, Fazeelat Aslam is a documentary filmmaker and correspondent. She co-produced the documentary short about acid attack survivors, SAVING FACE, which won the 2012 Academy Award and 2013 Emmy for Best Documentary. She is also the co-producer of TOMORROW WE DISAPPEAR, a documentary about traditional artists in Delhi which premiered at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival in New York.  

Fazeelat has produced and directed for organizations such as PBS Frontline, Channel 4 UK, Buzzfeed, Al Jazeera/AJ+, Field of Vision at the Intercept, VICE on HBO and VICE News. She has also collaborated with the popular blog ‘Humans of New York’ on a global fundraising campaign for one of her subjects, which raised over $2.3 million dollars.

You can see more of her work at www.fazeelataslam.com

Iyabo Boyd

Iyabo Boyd is an independent film producer and the founder of Feedback Loop, a consulting firm for documentary filmmakers. She's a 2016 Sundance Creative Producers Fellow, a 2016 Impact Partners Creative Producers Fellow, and is currently producing the feature documentary For Ahkeem by Emmy winning directors Jeremy Levine and Landon Van Soest. Iyabo previously held positions at filmmaker support institutions Chicken & Egg Pictures, Tribeca Film Institute, Hamptons Film Festival, and IFP. She has served on juries for DOC NYC, the IDA Awards, Cinema Eye Honors, and SXSW. Iyabo previously produced the fiction feature film Sun Belt Express which had its international premiere in Paris at the Champs-Elysée Film Festival in 2014. In 2015, Iyabo started the Brown Girls Doc Mafia, a collective for women filmmakers of color working in documentary. Originally from Denver, she graduated from NYU’s Tisch School with a BA in Film & Television, and lives in Brooklyn.

Adrienne Collatos

Adrienne Collatos is a documentary filmmaker who focuses on social issue films and archival research and producing. Most recently she co-produced NOTHING LEFT UNSAID: GLORIA VANDERBILT & ANDERSON COOPER, which premiered on HBO in the spring of 2016. Prior to that she worked as an Associate Producer on a number of Netflix and HBO films, including WHAT HAPPENED, MISS SIMONE, a 2016 Academy Award nominee for best documentary, THE LAST LAUGH, which premiered at the Tribeca film festival, and LOVE, MARILYN, a Gala Premiere at the 2012 Toronto Film Festival. Her other credits include A GOOD JOB: STORIES OF THE FDNY and THERE’S SOMETHING WRONG WITH AUNT DIANE.  In 2015 Adrienne was named one of 6 inaugural Impact Partners Emerging Documentary Producer Fellows. Collatos graduated from Harvard University in 2010 after completing a thesis on the emergence of West Africa’s video industry.

Kellen Quinn

Kellen Quinn graduated from Wesleyan University in 2005 with a dual degree in Film and Russian & East European Studies.After an internship with Albert Maysles, Kellen worked on several short films, music videos and feature documentaries. From 2006 to early 2009, he worked at the Tribeca Film Festival, first on the festival’s original content team, and then in the programming department. From April 2009 to May 2012, Kellen was the deputy director of the Abu Dhabi Film Festival. In late 2012 he developed Aeon Video for Aeon Magazine, a curated program of short documentaries that he still manages. He currently lives between Minneapolis and New York City where, in addition to his work on Aeon Video, he is producing several feature-­length documentaries.

Katia Maguire

Katia Maguire is co-directing and producing HOME TRUTH, a forthcoming documentary about a domestic violence survivor who pursues a case about police non-enforcement of restraining orders to the U.S. Supreme Court and beyond.  HOME TRUTH is a co-production of Latino Public Broadcasting, and is produced with the support of the Independent Television Service, the New York State Council on the Arts, The Garrett Scott Documentary Development Grant, Women Make Movies, the National Association of Latino Independent Producers, and the Independent Film Project. 

As a producer for Quiet Pictures, Katia Maguire recently produced Participant Media’s KINGDOM OF SHADOWS, a film about the U.S.-Mexico drug war set broadcast on PBS' POV in the fall of 2016, and THE GRADUATES/LOS GRADUADOS, a bilingual series about Latino high school students that premiered on PBS' Independent Lens in 2013.  Previously Katia worked with veteran journalist Bill Moyers, and on two projects about women in conflict: the PBS series WOMEN, WAR & PEACE, and the independent documentary QUEST FOR HONOR, about violence against women in Iraq.

Pamela Ryan

Pamela Ryan is a New York-based producer of documentary and narrative films who has partnered with independent production company Gigantic Pictures on numerous projects, including credits on the award-winning features GOODBYE SOLO (Venice Film Festival / Roadside Attractions), DARE (Sundance Film Festival) and NIGHT CATCHES US (Sundance / Magnolia Pictures). Most recently, she served as producer on feature doc NIGHT SCHOOL, which premiered at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival, and as co-producer on the Emmy Award nominated, SXSW Grand Jury prize winning documentary THE GREAT INVISIBLE, distributed by Radius-TWC.

Pamela graduated summa cum laude from Northwestern University where she was one of 10 participants in her year selected to join the school’s Creative Writing for the Media program. In 2015, Pamela was named an Impact Partners Emerging Documentary Producer Fellow.