Elyse Blennerhassett (2016)

Elyse Blennerhassett is a freelance audio and multimedia producer based in Brooklyn. She is a documentary fellow at UnionDocs (2018-2019) and producer at Brown Planet Productions, a documentary production company she co-founded with filmmaker Carlos Javier Ortiz in 2015. She collaborates with investigative journalists, filmmakers, photographers, oral historians, artists, musicians, non-profit organizations, and academic institutions to produce podcasts, documentary films, and immersive exhibitions. Her original and collaborative works have been seen in publications including The New Yorker, The Atlantic, NPR, and The Invisible Institute. In addition, her production, sound design, and research can be heard on the following podcasts: School Colours, The Theory of Everything, 99% Invisible, and The Valparaiso University Law School Podcast, and also on the forthcoming podcasts: The Waiting and Keeper One. She has worked on productions and installations that have screened at film and photography festivals, including Tribeca, and been featured in gallery exhibitions throughout North America and Europe. Her long-term projects investigate incarceration (juvenile life in prison without parole), alterity, race, immigration, policy, and the environment.