Originally from Virginia, Regan Brashear, (Producer/Director/Editor/DP) has been working on labor, disability, youth, LGBT, race and environmental issues for over 20 years now through documentary film, union organizing, community forums, teen theater, and grassroots activism. She has recently released a documentary on disability and the promise and perils of human enhancement technologies, FIXED: The Science/Fiction of Human Enhancement, produced by Making Change Media and distributed by New Day Films. Previously, Brashear served as a Producer and Community Engagement Coordinator at Open Eye Pictures, a documentary production company in Sausalito, CA, doing project development for the place-based, memory-mapping iOS app, Tributopia; 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.
Jamie LeJeune, (Cinematographer/Editor/Online Editor), has worked with the Sausalito-based production company, InCA, for the past five years, coming with a background in anthropology and community development. Since then he has shot, edited and produced works that range from television documentary series to viral activist video and promotional pieces for local non-profits. His credits with InCA include: A Year in Burgundy (2012), Producer, Camera, Editor; Reinventing Yourself (2012), Story Producer/Editor/Camera; Keeping Score: Gustav Mahler (2011), Associate Producer/Assistant Editor; and ReCreating America: Creativity in Education (2010), Associate Producer.
Please note: Our friend and former colleague, Max Bell Alper is no longer with Making Change Media, despite recent news reports to the contrary. Although Making Change Media wasn’t a part of the Google Bus action, we would like to encourage visitors to please read the following articles which we feel give a good overview of the situation:
Which Side Are You On? Blame, innocence and privilege in SF’s class and culture wars, by David Taylor, and
Fake Google Employee’s Fight With Protesters We Wish Was True, by Nick Statt, CNET, and then check out today’s article in Gawker’s ValleyWag for a little perspective.