Aurora Brachman

Aurora Brachman is an award-winning documentary director and producer drawn to intimate stories of 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 (Mountainfilm 2023), about a young gender-expansive child, was acquired by The New Yorker, broadcast on POV, and shortlisted for an IDA Award. Her work has been screened at numerous festivals including Sundance, True/False, Hot Docs, AFI Docs, DOC NYC, and selected for Vimeo Staff Picks. Brachman 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 docu-series “Couples Therapy.” Brachman primarily makes work about the experiences of Black, brown and queer people and is committed to collaborative and ethical storytelling.

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