Filmmakers

Filmmakers

Ryan Joseph is a multimedia content producer (photography, graphic design and video production) whose work has appeared in The New York Times, Jet Magazine, En Foco Photography Magazine, Urban Ink Magazine and various other publications. He co-produced his first feature documentary, The Rink, with Sarah Friedland in 2013 which won best short documentary in Newark’s Black Film Festival in 2014. He was the field technician for Antarctic Edge: 70 Degrees South in 2014, produced in partnership with the National Science Foundation and Rutgers Filmmaking Center.  

Currently Ryan works as Digital Content Producer and Digital Production Manager for Jersey City’s Communication Department. When he is not working he enjoys spending time with his family.

Kelly Anderson: Co-Director/Producer

Kelly Anderson is a Sunset Park based documentary filmmaker whose most recent films are UNSTUCK: an OCD kids movie (2017) and My Brooklyn (2012). My Brooklyn, about the hidden forces driving gentrification, had a 3-week theatrical run through IFP, won an Audience Award at the Brooklyn Film Festival and was broadcast on PBS’ America ReFramed. Kelly produced and directed Every Mother’s Son (PBS, 2004, w. Tami Gold), about mothers whose children were killed by police, which won the Tribeca Film Festival Audience Award and aired on POV. She also produced and directed Out At Work (HBO, 2000, w. Tami Gold), which was at Sundance and won a GLAAD Best Documentary award. She is a recipient of the George Stoney Award for Outstanding Documentary (UFVA), and recipient of grants and fellowships from the Ford Foundation, ITVS, and the New York State Council on the Arts. She was a 2019 Rockwood JustFilms Fellow. From 2015-17 she co-chaired the cooperative distribution company New Day Films. Kelly is currently the Chair of the Department of Film and Media Studies at Hunter College (CUNY). She is currently co-directing the documentary in progress Emergent City (ITVS).

Kathryn Barnier
Kathryn Barnier: Co-Director/Producer

KATHRYN BARNIER has many editing credits including My Brooklyn, Banished: How Whites Drove Blacks Out of Town in America, Detroit 48202, The Gun Deadlock, Bill Moyers’ Journal Specials (nominated for two Emmys), The American President (ten-hour PBS series), and The Cronkite Quarterly. Banished won prizes at both the Sundance Film Festival and the Miami International Film Festival and aired on PBS. Two films, Carvalho’s Journey and Miriam, Home Delivery debuted recently at the NY Jewish Film Festival and DocNY, respectively. Three projects, The Search for Solutions, All About Looking (featuring artist Jim Dine) and Banished have been released theatrically in New York City.

CONSULTANT:
DAVE POWELL was raised and still lives in Brooklyn, NY. He has worked as an organizer for the Metropolitan Council on Housing, the New York State Tenants & Neighbors Coalition and the Southern Bronx River Watershed Alliance. He is currently the Director of Organizing and Advocacy at the Fifth Avenue Committee in Brooklyn.

Dave has been quoted on housing issues by the New York Times, The New York Daily News, Crain’s New York Business, The Village Voice, City Limits and other media. The Village Voice recognized his activism on behalf of New York City tenants in its “Best Of 2003” issue. Dave is a former member of the National Writers Union (UAW local 1981) and has been a collective member of ABC No Rio on the Lower East Side for over 20 years. He holds a BA in film production from and a Masters in Urban Planning, both from Hunter College