Brooke Saias (she/her) is an independent filmmaker, producer, and director based in New England. She collaborates with various organizations, institutions, production companies, and artists. She is also an Associate Producer with Arch+Bow Films, supporting independent films with bold artistic vision.
In her independent film practice she explores personal and collective memory in relationship to place, family, and identity. Her documentary short, Songs of the Sephardim in Izmir about the preservation of the Ladino language, premiered at the Boston Jewish Film Festival in November 2022 and is currently screening in festivals. She was recently awarded a 2023 Arts & Culture Community Impact Grant for her film in development exploring more of the Sephardic Jewish experience. She previously produced a collection of international documentary films for Compass Light Productions and worked as an award-winning video journalist for Education Week
Brooke is dedicated to making the documentary space more equitable and accessible. She was part of a team that helped establish The Video Consortium's first mentorship program sponsored by Sony. 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.