Ellen Brodsky began filmmaking in 1995 after a 10-year career in education, public health, and theater. She directed two award-winning shorts, and co-directed another, all of which played in festivals internationally. Her most recent short, What do you know? Six to twelve year olds talk about Gays and Lesbians, was filmed in Alabama and Massachusetts and released by the Human Rights Campaign and its Welcoming Schools program in 2011.
Additionally, Brodsky co-produced At Home in Utopia, directed by Michal Goldman, which was broadcast on the PBS series Independent Lens in 2009.
In 2008, she worked as the media consultant for the LEF Foundation’s Moving Image Fund. In 1998, she produced a short film for the Massachusetts Department of Education, Comprehensive School Health with participation from the U.S. Surgeon General.
Currently, Brodsky is in production on OUT Youth Theater Film Project, a documentary based on the award-winning program called “True Colors: Out Youth Theater” whose work is grounded in the belief that the power of OUTness —being real with yourself about who you are and choosing to share your true self with people you care about—may be the LGBT community’s greatest cultural contribution to the w