Who’s on the team.
Director and Producer :: Brittany Ferrell
Brittany is a community activist, organizer, and registered nurse from St. Louis, Missouri.
Just a year before graduating from University of Missouri-St. Louis in 2015 with her Bachelors of Science in Nursing, Brittany fully committed herself to organizing during and after the Ferguson Uprising following the murder of 18-year-old Michael Brown in August of 2014. During that time Brittany co-founded Millennial Activists United (MAU)-- Black and queer women-led organization that facilitated intentional civic engagement and strategic political action during the Ferguson Uprising. Brittany devoted an incredible number of hours, days, and nights of her life to the Ferguson Uprising of 2014, which is well chronicled in the documentary Whose Streets.
Brittany began her career as a registered nurse in 2015 working in the high-risk labor and delivery unit of a local St. Louis hospital before returning to graduate school at the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis. Today she is an Olin Fellow pursuing her Master’s in Public Health with a concentration on maternal and reproductive health, public policy, and the intersection of race, class, and health. Brittany is a transformative member of the St. Louis community in her own right, a force of nature for social justice. She is on the board of St. Louis’ first and only Black-owned and operated equal access midwifery clinic. In addition, she is also a prison abolition organizer with the city’s Close the Workhouse campaign, and works on staff with the Black Futures Lab.
Producer:: Sabaah Folayan
Sabaah Folayan made her directorial debut at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival with the feature length documentary Whose Streets?. Recently nominated for a Peabody Award, the film chronicles the experiences of activists living in Ferguson, Missouri when Michael Brown Jr. was killed. Whose Streets? was distributed theatrically by Magnolia Pictures, and supported by the Sundance Documentary Film Program, Tribeca Film Institute, the Ford Foundation, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation among many others.
An award-winning storyteller and activist, Sabaah uses written and visual media to bring a fresh perspective to the urgent questions of our time. A Los Angeles native, she has thrived in vastly different environments, from South Central LA to the Upper West Side. Her outlook on social change is both inclusive and unapologetic. She attended Columbia University as a premedical student and graduated with a degree in biology. Outside-the-box thinking and passion for social good drew her to the non-profit and grassroots sectors where she honed strategic planning and community organizing skills before becoming a filmmaker.
Photographer:: Victoria Donaldson
Victoria Donaldson is a profound artist whose impact is immeasurable. Whether behind the camera or inspiring listeners while spinning over the KDHX airwaves on her Thursday afternoon radio show, her attentive perspective encourages all to look and listen beyond boundaries. Victoria is a graduate of Alabama A&M University with a background in Graphic Communications and Art History and has shared her skills and talent with numerous non-profits across the St. Louis Area.
Photographer:: Madyson Winn
Madyson Cho Winn is a Saint Louis based photographer, degreed horticulturist and birth worker in training. Her creative work focuses on storytelling through set design and portraiture and is heavily influenced by her experience as a queer, femme, multiracial person.