2020 Producers Fellows

  • Sara Archambault

    Sara Archambault is a Creative Producer dedicated to the craft of artful nonfiction storytelling.

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  • Reuben Atlas

    Reuben Atlas is a filmmaker and former entertainment lawyer.

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  • Ann Bennett

    Ann Bennett is an Emmy nominated documentary filmmaker and multimedia producer.

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  • Gabriella Garcia-Pardo

    Gabriella Garcia-Pardo is a Colombian-American documentary producer and cinematographer based in Washington, DC. She is drawn to stories of home, immigration, climate justice, and conservation.

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  • Chloe Gbai

    Chloe Gbai is the Director of IF/Then Shorts at Tribeca Film Institute.

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  • Shaleece Haas

    Shaleece Haas is an Emmy Award-winning documentary producer and a director based in Los Angeles.

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  • Sami Khan

    Sami Khan’s most recent film, ST. LOUIS SUPERMAN (with Smriti Mundhra), was nominated for a 2020 Academy Award (Best Short Documentary).

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  • Darcy McKinnon

    A native Floridian and decades-long resident of New Orleans, McKinnon is interested in work that highlights the unique cultures and social issues of the Gulf South and Caribbean.

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  • Holly Meehl

    Holly Meehl is a creative producer who guides films from original inception through distribution.

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  • Alexandra Moss

    Alexandra Moss is a documentary producer whose curiosity is matched only by her determination.

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  • Evan Neff

    Evan Neff works with creative communities to provide the organizational context for good ideas to thrive.

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  • Julia Pontecorvo

    Julia Pontecorvo is a NYC-based creative producer enthusiastic about telling humanity’s most idiosyncratic and heartfelt stories.

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  • Brette Ragland

    Brette Ragland is a documentary producer who has worked on several international projects for clients including National Geographic, Netflix, Apple TV+, and more.

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  • Steffie van Rhee

    Steffie van Rhee is a Dutch documentary filmmaker and producer.

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  • Carrie Weprin

    Carrie Weprin is an Ohio-bred film producer and co-founder of Once in a Blue, a female-led production house in Brooklyn, NY.

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Sara Archambault

Sara Archambault is a Creative Producer dedicated to the craft of artful nonfiction storytelling. After a 10 year tenure as Program Director at the LEF Foundation, and Founder/Head Programmer of the award-winning film series The DocYard, she is now producing independent features. Past producing credits include Emmy-nominated documentary Traces of the Trade (Sundance, POV 2008), Sundance-supported Street Fighting Men (First Run Features 2020 release), award-winning short Community Patrol (Big Sky, T/F 2018) and Truth or Consequences (Rotterdam 2020). Sara's work has received support from Tribeca Film Institute, Sundance Film Institute, SFFILM, CPH:FORUM, Hot Docs Forum, Film Independent, and IFP Spotlight on Documentaries among others. Sara was a 2013 Sundance Creative Producers Lab Fellow and sited among the "Ten to Watch" by The Independent.

Reuben Atlas

Reuben Atlas is a filmmaker and former entertainment lawyer. He recently produced and directed with Sam Pollard, ACORN AND THE FIRESTORM, about the impactful and controversial community organizing group, ACORN. The film premiered at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival, was released by First Run Features, and was supported by Sundance, Tribeca, ITVS, Black Public Media, and the IDA. He also recently co-directed with Jerry Rothwell the Netflix hit, SOUR GRAPES, about a counterfeit wine conman. His first film, BROTHERS HYPNOTI, about the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, which featured Prince and Damon Albarn, premiered at the SXSW Film Festival in 2013, broadcast internationally and on PBS' Independent Lens and is distributed by Factory 25. He was selected for DOCNYC’s inaugural 40 Under 40 list.

Ann Bennett

Ann Bennett is an Emmy nominated documentary filmmaker and multimedia producer. She produced the NAACP Image Award-winning PBS feature documentary, THROUGH A LENS DARKLY: BLACK PHOTOGRAPHERS AND THE EMERGENCE OF A PEOPLE, as well as the multi-platform community engagement initiative, DIGITAL DIASPORA FAMILY REUNION (DDFR). Bennett’s film credits include: CITIZEN KING and FISK JUBILEE SINGERS for the PBS series “American Experience,” HYMN FOR ALVIN AILEY for “Dance in America,” and the award-winning PBS mini-series AFRICANS IN AMERICA and AMERICA'S WAR ON POVERTY. She is a consulting producer on ALWYS IN SEASON (directed by Jacqueline Olive), one of ten films selected for Tribeca Film Institute’s All Access program 2018 and premiered at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival where it won the Special Jury Award. Bennett is a graduate of the Columbia Journalism School and Harvard College and was a 2019 Laundromat Project Create Change Fellow.

Gabriella Garcia-Pardo

Gabriella Garcia-Pardo is a Colombian-American documentary producer and cinematographer based in Washington, DC. She is drawn to stories of home, immigration, climate justice, and conservation. In addition to a focus on independent filmmaking, Gabriella collaborates with media and journalistic organizations including Showtime, Netflix, TIME, and The Guardian. She has been supported by the Sundance Institute, Catapult Films, IWMF, BAVC, the New Orlean’s Film Society, and the Women’s Sports Film Festival, among others. She is currently producing her first feature film in Colombia with director Sebastián Pinzón Silva. Previously, Gabriella was a one-woman-band for National Geographic's News and Magazine division, filmed over 150 musicians on NPR’s music team, designed an intensive summer film program for high school students at Yale, and led horse treks through Chile. Gabriella is a graduate of Savannah College of Art and Design and is the founder and director of the DC chapter of the Video Consortium.

Chloe Gbai

Chloe Gbai is the Director of IF/Then Shorts at Tribeca Film Institute. IF/Then supports short documentaries directed by regional filmmakers. Previously, as the POV Shorts and Streaming Producer, she launched POV Shorts, which earned a documentary short Oscar nomination, two Emmy nominations and an IDA Awards nomination for Best Short Form Series. Her directing/editing work centers around race, immigration and gender. She is a member of Brown Girls Doc Mafia and a member-in-residence of the Meerkat Media Collective.

Shaleece Haas

Shaleece Haas is an Emmy Award-winning documentary producer and a director based in Los Angeles. Her films have premiered at Tribeca, SXSW, Hot Docs and more than 100 other festivals worldwide and have been broadcast on POV, Independent Lens, and The Sundance Channel. Shaleece has been a Film Independent Documentary Lab fellow, a Working Films fellow, and is a member of Film Fatales and the Queer Producer’s Network.

Sami Khan

Sami Khan’s most recent film, ST. LOUIS SUPERMAN (with Smriti Mundhra), was nominated for a 2020 Academy Award (Best Short Documentary). THE LAST OUT, Sami’s upcoming feature documentary (with Michael Gassert), was slated to premiere at the 2020 Tribeca Film Festival. Sami’s work has been supported by the Sundance and Tribeca Film Institutes, the Toronto Film Festival, Rooftop Films, IFP, the NBC/Universal Director’s Fellowship, and the Berlinale.

Darcy McKinnon

A native Floridian and decades-long resident of New Orleans, McKinnon is interested in work that highlights the unique cultures and social issues of the Gulf South and Caribbean. She is a co-founder of ALL Y'ALL, the Southern Documentary Collective. McKinnon's prior documentary work includes the features MAYUILAPOLIS, LIVE, NUDE, GIRLS, UNITE! and the 2018 short ANIMALS. She is currently in post-production on the features THE NEUTRAL GROUND with CJ Hunt, a documentary about New Orleans' struggle to remove Confederate monuments, in mid-production on COMMUTED with Nailah Jefferson, in early post on Katie Mathews' ROLEPLAY. She is also co-directing and producing the Tribeca If/Then supported short A FINE GIRL. McKinnon's work has been broadcast on POV, LPB and Cinemax, and her current projects have received support from SFIFF, CAAM, Chicken and Egg, Firelight Media, ITVS, Black Public Media, Sundance and the Tribeca Film Institute among others.

Holly Meehl

Holly Meehl is a creative producer who guides films from original inception through distribution. For the past six years she’s produced award-winning narrative and documentary features and short films through her company, Lunamax Films. Her credits include the critically acclaimed feature documentary, FOR THE BIRDS (directed by Richard Miron) and the festival darling romantic comedy, IN REALITY (directed by Ann Lupo). JACINTA (directed by Jessica Earnshaw) is Holly and Lunamax's third produced feature and was selected for the Tribeca Film Festival 2020. She is currently co-producing a feature documentary with Oak Street Pictures about culinary mastermind Chef Charlie Trotter (directed by Rebecca Halpern).

Alexandra Moss

Alexandra Moss is a documentary producer whose curiosity is matched only by her determination. She spent the first five years of her career as an in-house producer at HBO, working on the Emmy-winning series THE ALZHEIMER'S PROJECT and THE WEIGHT OF THE NATION. In 2012, she co-founded The Public Good Projects, a nonprofit whose mission is to leverage the power of the media to make complex problems easier to understand. While there, she executive produced SLEEPLESS IN AMERICA (National Geographic). After that, she served as a documentary development and production executive at Discovery, where she supervised a diverse array of films while also co-producing RANCHER, FARMER, FISHERMAN, which premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. More recently, she was a producer of the upcoming documentaries NOT DONE (PBS) and YUSUF HAWKINS: STORM OVER BROOKLYN (HBO/Tribeca). She is also the producer of three feature documentaries in various stages of production and post. Alexandra lives with her husband and two young daughters alongside the Hudson River in Dobbs Ferry, NY.

Evan Neff

Evan Neff works with creative communities to provide the organizational context for good ideas to thrive. He supports emerging documentary storytellers as an independent producer and industry advocate with organizations like Tribeca Film Festival, Independent Filmmaker Project, SFFILM, and UnionDocs. He produced Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Sam Green’s short, DON'T CALL ME GAY ZELIG for the 2019 Whitney Biennial, and associate produced Green’s 2018 Sundance hit, A THOUSAND THOUGHTS. As a queer person of color, Evan champions bold, underrepresented voices that have the power to create new ways of seeing.

Julia Pontecorvo

Julia Pontecorvo is a NYC-based creative producer enthusiastic about telling humanity’s most idiosyncratic and heartfelt stories. She has produced award-winning content for the world’s leading museums, platforms, and brands, including Vogue, HuffPost, Vice, American Express, PBS, Annenberg Space For Photography, and National Geographic. Her recent projects include the acclaimed WHERE THERE'S SMOKE, which premiered at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival Immersive Program, and a forthcoming hour-long doc on inclusive design.

Brette Ragland

Brette Ragland is a documentary producer who has worked on several international projects for clients including National Geographic, Netflix, Apple TV+, and more. Currently, Brette is producing a coming-of-age feature documentary set against the backdrop of the Rohingya Refugee Crisis. Most recently she served as the associate producer for Davis Guggenheim’s three-part Netflix special INSIDE BILL’S BRAIN: DECODING BILL GATES. In her role as producer, Brette has found herself in a burning building, on the front lines of a barrage of fireworks in Taiwan, and inside Oprah’s house.

Steffie van Rhee

Steffie van Rhee is a Dutch documentary filmmaker and producer. She graduated from The New School’s Documentary Media Studies program in 2016 with the short doc A LIFE BEFORE THIS about police brutality. She is the associate producer of Cynthia Lowen's NETIZENS (Tribeca 2018) and a co-producer of Lowen's new feature documentary, currently in production. Steffie's credits for Dutch public broadcasting include AT ALL COSTS and research for an episode of climate series THE RISING TIDE. Her one venture into narrative film with SWIPE was short listed for a Dutch 'Gouden Kalf'.

Carrie Weprin

Carrie Weprin is an Ohio-bred film producer and co-founder of Once in a Blue, a female-led production house in Brooklyn, NY. Carrie has produced content for A&E, MTV Networks, The Travel Channel, EPIX, Google, Facebook, The New York Times, and PBS. As an independent producer, Carrie produced the feature-length documentary film, TOUGH LOVE, which premiered at the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival in April 2014 and premiered on PBS POV in July 2015. TOUGH LOVE was the recipient of the 2016 American Bar Association Silver Gavel Award. Her latest film, BLOWIN' UP, premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2018 and was awarded Best Documentary at the San Diego Asian American Film Festival and the Society of Authors Award at the Film Des Femmes. BLOWIN' UP was released in theaters in Spring 2019 and premiered on PBS’ POV and Amazon in Fall 2019. Carrie is now in preproduction on her latest feature-length project, FLORENCE FROM OHIO. When she's not producing, Carrie is hanging out with her husband, son, daughter & cat.