DER Filmmaker - Angelica Brisk

Angélica Allende Brisk

United States
  • Angélica Allende Brisk has been an award-winning producer/director and editor based in Boston, Massachusetts for the last 18 years. Early in her career Ms. Brisk was awarded the minority fellowship at PBS’s flagship station WGBH. After that she spent 3 years at Blackside Productions working as Associate Producer, Post-Production Supervisor and finally getting her break as editor on BreakThrough: The Changing Face of American Science. She went on to edit as many different kinds of projects as she could find including a theatrically-released feature film Never Met Picasso; a two minute performance poetry film Sex Without Love, featuring Sharon Olds; 16 Decisions, an international festival favorite exploring a Bangladeshi woman’s social charter and micro-loans; and segments for Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky’s America’s Favorite Poem Project.

    As a staff producer for La Plaza at WGBH-Boston, she wrote, produced and directed several half-hour documentaries for local and national broadcast. This work was seen at film festivals around the country, nominated for five New England Emmys, winner of two Telly Awards and an Imagen Award.  She went on to produce segments for popular children’s shows ZoomPostcards From BusterPeep and the Big Wide World, and Curious George.

    Since then Ms. Brisk has been working as an independent filmmaker and as a co-producer for Scenes From a Parish by James Rutenbeck and Cartoneros which has shown in festivals internationally. Her latest film is Hyman Bloom: The Beauty of All Things. She is co-founder of Tied to the Tracks Films, a woman-owned production company dedicated to the creation of films that raise awareness and effect change.

    In 2001 Ms. Brisk began teaching editing at The Maine Workshops and The Coolidge Corner Theater as well as video production at the DeCordova Museum, Cambridge Science Club for Girls, Simmons College, and WGBH.

    In 2009 she graduated with honors from Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Arts in Education program. Along with three classmates she has formed the Allston Brighton Arts Bridge, a community arts organization based in Allston, MA.  Her ambition is to teach and continue creating independent documentary projects.