Posted April 22, 2020
Pleasantville, NY – April 22, 2020 – The Jacob Burns Film Center (JBFC) announced today that Brooklyn-based filmmaker Brit Fryer, an alumnus of the JBFC’s Creative Culture Fellowship Program, was elected to serve as the Jonathan Demme Changemaker board member.
The Jonathan Demme Changemaker board seat was created to honor Demme’s commitment to the JBFC, his nine years of board service, and his unwavering dedication to championing emerging filmmakers. The purpose of this seat is to maintain and nurture a vibrant vision of youthfulness, diversity, creativity, community engagement, and social justice among the board, the JBFC staff, and the community. The seat is for a term of two years.
Brit Fryer is a Brooklyn-based director and creative producer. His films focus on the intersections of race, gender, and sexuality, and his work includes Caro Comes Out, Across, Beyond, and Over, and trans·ience. He has presented his work across the country at festivals like Indie Grits, NewFest, Outfest, Inside Out, MIX NYC, and the Blackstar Film Festival. In addition to directing, Brit has produced a variety of narrative and nonfiction projects, most recently the Tribeca Film Institute-supported documentary BUG FARM. Brit joined the Jacob Burns Film Center community as the 2019 Northwell Health and Wellness Fellow. He is also an ADCOLOR Future, an alumnus of the Sundance Ignite Fellowship, and serves on the board of the youth media nonprofit Global Action Project. Brit currently works for the “Made in NY” Post-Production Training Program and holds a B.A. from Carleton College in Cinema and Media Studies.