DFFO 21 Film - Joychild
Aurora Brachman is an award-winning documentary director and producer drawn to stories about intimate relationships within families and communities. Her film “Club Quarantine,” about a virtual queer dance party, premiered on the New York Times Op-Docs. And her short documentary “Joychild,” about a young gender-expansive child, was acquired by The New Yorker, broadcast on POV, and shortlisted for an IDA Award. Her work has screened at numerous festivals including Sundance, True/False, Hot Docs, AFI Docs, DOC NYC, and selected for Vimeo Staff Picks.
Aurora is a graduate of the MFA program in Documentary Film at Stanford University, a 2020 Sundance Ignite Fellow, and a 2022 SFFilm House Resident. She is also the recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship in filmmaking. She associate produced the upcoming A24 documentary UNDERRATED, co-produced Apple TV+’s GIRLS STATE, sequel to the Sundance and Emmy award- winning BOYS STATE; and assisted on the critically acclaimed Showtime docuseries COUPLES THERAPY. Aurora primarily makes work about the experiences of Black, brown, and Queer people and is committed to collaborative and ethical storytelling.