Impact & Distribution Strategist, Filmmaker, & Founder at Making Change Media
Based in Santa Cruz, CA, Regan Brashear is the founder of Making Change Media, a social issue documentary production, impact strategy & distribution company. Recent projects include partnership development and impact producing for Waging Change on the movement to end the subminimum wage for tipped workers, the #NoBodyIsDisposable Summer Film Series to raise awareness about care rationing in the times of Covid, coordinating a multi-city tour for I AM MARIS for ro*co films for National Mental Health Awareness week; developing strategy and implementing a national impact campaign for Emmy Award-winning Time for Ilhan, the origin story of rising political star Congresswoman Ilhan Omar, the nation’s first Somali Muslim legislator, and her quest to redefine politics in America; and developing strategy and serving as impact producer and educational distributor for DEEJ, a Peabody Award winning, Emmy nominated film about autism, inclusion and neurodiversity broadcast on America Reframed. Regan is also the producer/director of the award-winning documentary on technology, bioethics and disability, FIXED: The Science/Fiction of Human Enhancement, released in 2013 and aired on PBS stations around the country from 2015 through 2018 via American Public Television, also screening in over 30 festivals in 16 countries, and broadcast on television and airlines in several other countries. FIXED has been a top seller with the educational distributor New Day Films since its release and is now taught widely in disability studies, sociology and science studies curriculums in high schools, colleges, universities and medical schools worldwide. Regan is also an active member-owner and former Head of Launch and Member Services of the educational distribution coop New Day Films, where she developed the “Promo School” program to train new members on how to promote their films to the educational market. She also consults with filmmakers about impact strategy and educational distribution.