Chief of Staff
Regina Clemente is a veteran political organizer, who is now focusing her efforts on creating change through documentary films with attached organizing campaigns. She is currently the Chief of Staff of Shella Films and #MEAction. Prior to this role, she served in leadership roles at Brave New Films, Freedom to Marry, Blue State Digital, the L.A. LGBT Center, and Planned Parenthood. She lives in Los Angeles with her Tortiemese, Luna, loves mid-century design and beautiful plants, and is an avid amateur photographer.
DIRECTOR OF IMPACT & COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
Felicia Pride is a media professional with more than fifteen years of experience. Most recently, she served as the Director of Independent Film at Tugg, a distribution platform, where she acquired films for theatrical, non-theatrical, and educational distribution in addition to helping filmmakers devise hybrid and multi-window distribution strategies and release plans. Prior, she ran a consultancy specializing in impact and engagement for films like Slavery by Another Name, Middle of Nowhere, and Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth and has worked on film, television, and digital projects with organizations like Participant Media, PBS, and NPR. As a creator, Felicia has written six books and was a 2016 Film Independent Screenwriting Fellow. Openended, a feature film that she wrote and is producing, is currently in development. Felicia is also the founder of The Create Daily, a resource for content creators. She has riffed on storytelling, audience, and distribution around the country including at SXSW, Film Independent Forum, AFI Docs, and TEDx. She holds an M.A. in writing from Emerson College.
With expertise bridging the worlds of creative media and non-profits, Jessica has deep experience of working with film impact strategy, most recently working with the Malala Fund on the campaign supporting He Named Me Malala about the Pakistani education campaigner, Malala Yousafzai. She also oversees BRITDOC's new social impact fund, the Flex Fund, working with the Skoll Foundation and the Ford Foundation to identify and support the most innovative and creative projects emerging from partnerships between moving image storytellers and social entrepreneurs. With an extensive background as a documentary and factual television producer, working on BRITDOC’s impact evaluation of The End of the Line inspired a broadening of focus; After three years consulting on high profile projects for prominent non-profits such as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Cancer Research UK (as part of the core team that brought Stand Up to Cancer to the UK), she integrated her expertise to become an Impact Producer.
Anna J. Ljungmark
Anna J. Ljungmark is a pioneer within new media in Scandinavia, and co-founder of House of Real, which focuses on innovative factual storytelling, outreach, and impact. Previously, she founded groundbreaking creative arenas BoostHbg and SWIM, Scandinavian World of Innovative Media. Anna has been a part of the film industry since 1994. She has worked in production, served as a commissioning editor, and has a heart in creative development. A passionate navigator of tailor-made processes, Anna doesn’t trust formulas, instead relying on intuition and the structured analysis of needs, upon which she playfully builds.
Anne troldtoft hjorth
Anne Troldtoft Hjorth began working in film production after receiving a grant from the Danida Grant Committee, founded by the Danish Foreign Ministry. She has been involved in Unrest as co-producer since February 2014, focusing on the film's production in Denmark, but also working on production in the UK and US.
Anne holds a Master's Degree in Journalism and has several years of experience in TV, radio production, and broadcasting, with primary experience from The Danish Broadcasting Corporation. She also has a Master's Degree in Middle East Studies, and has lived and worked in the Middle East for several years. As sub-editor at Arab Reporters for Investigative Journalism (ARIJ), she was based in Amman, Jordan, and most recently she was based in Ramallah, West Bank, while working for a Danish NGO. Documentary production continues to bring her back to the region.
Mary Macrae is a Producer at Shark Island Productions, a documentary film production company based in Sydney. She is a Director of the Shark Island Institute and Producer of Good Pitch² Australia. Mary works across the outreach and impact campaigns for a number of Shark Island Productions films, and is currently working with the rollout of The Hunting Ground Australia Project. This role involves working closely with a range of coalition partners including the Australian Human Rights Commission, Universities Australia, the National Union of Students, and the Australian Human Rights Centre.