Brooke Saias

Brooke Saias (she/her) is an independent filmmaker, director, and producer based in New England. She collaborates with organizations and artists to develop impactful, compelling, and overlooked stories. She is also an associate producer with Arch+Bow Films supporting critically-acclaimed, independent films with bold artistic vision. Recent credits include the feature documentary RICHLAND (Tribeca, Sheffield 2023.) Her own film practice explores personal and collective memory in relationship to place and identity. Her documentary short about the preservation of the Ladino language, SONGS OF THE SEPHARDIM IN IZMIR is currently screening in festivals. Her upcoming short film KARPUS, questions her upbringing within a blended Sephardic/Ashkenazi family and connects with other Sephardic Jews reflecting on their own experience. Brooke previously produced a collection of international films for Compass Light Productions, and worked as an award-winning video journalist. She is dedicated to making the documentary space more equitable and was a co-founder of The Video Consortium’s first mentorship program. She has a graduate certificate in Documentary Studies from The Salt Institute and received a B.A. in Gender & Women’s Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.