About Us

Bray's Run Productions

We are an independent film production company specialized in exploring culture, history and travel through the prism of charismatic people across the globe.

The Team

The People of Bray's Run Productions

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Cassandra Jabola

Producer

Cassandra Jabola is a Filipina-American documentary film and television producer. She has collaborated with HBO, PBS, National Geographic, NBC, The Weather Channel, TLC, The Science Channel, The Travel Channel, A&E, and Investigation Discovery. She has produced feature documentaries that have screened at Sundance, Tribeca Film Festival, SXSW, AFI DOCS, DOC NYC, Mill Valley Film Festival, and San Francisco International Film Festival, among others. Cassandra’s work spans across science and technology, politics and history, art and music. She believes that audiovisual storytelling is a powerful tool for igniting change as it amplifies the voices of those who otherwise would not be heard. She devotes herself to cause-based social justice projects, and strives to cover issues facing women, people of color, and the environment. Cassandra has also produced award-winning branded content for corporations, agencies and nonprofits.

Clients include GitHub (Microsoft), LVMH (Moët Hennessy – Louis Vuitton), Restoration Hardware, Capital One, eBay, Sony Playstation, Boys & Girls Clubs, Blue Shield of California, Whole Foods, Advancing Justice - Asian Law Caucus, Huawei Technologies, Logitech, and Polycom. Cassandra is experienced in taking feature documentary films, doc reality series and short-form videos from research and development through production and post - on set, in the field, and in the edit room; locally and internationally; on land, in the air, and underwater!

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Supervising Editor & Creative Producer

Gina Leibrecht has been working in film since she received her B.A. in Telecommunications and Film from the University of Oregon in 1990.

She currently works and resides in the San Francisco Bay Area, working on independent documentary films for international audiences.

Films she has produced, directed and edited have been broadcast and screened in festivals around the world, and have won a Northern California Emmy, a Telly and a CINE Golden Eagle, as well as a short list for the Academy Awards.

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Lauren Kawana

Associate Producer

Lauren Kawana is an independent documentary producer from Honolulu, HI, currently based in Oakland, CA.

 

She most recently served as Field Producer for Try Harder! directed by Debbie Lum, and worked as Associate Producer for films like Mind/Game: The Unquiet Journey of Chamique Holdsclaw and FREE: The Power of Performance.

 

In 2014, she directed her first documentary short, Live, Breathe, Hula, a portrait of Native Hawaiian musician and kumu hula Mark Keali'i Ho'omalu.

 

As for sweat bathing, she will never say no to an onsen.

 
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Nicole C. Scott

Digital Strategist

As a Digital Consultant, Nicole has provided web, SEO, Social Media, inbound marketing, project management, strategic, and crowd-source fundraising services, for a number of film projects. She's worked on documentaries such as, Ai Weiwei Yours Truly by the FOR-SITE FoundationNot Without Us by Kontent FilmsCurrent Revolution with the American Resilience Project, TrappedA Concerned CitizenFor the Love of ConchPaying The Price For PeaceWalking In Two WorldsIslands of Life, and Power Paths by Bo Boudart of Bo Boudart Productions,  and the feature narrative film, Seducing Charlie Barker by Kanbar Entertainment. She graduated with a degree in Cinema at San Francisco State University.

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Alex Albers

Editor

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Kate Linhardt

Editor

Kate Linhardt is an independent documentary filmmaker and freelance video editor based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

 

Over the past 10 years, she has worked on a variety of projects, ranging from documentary films, commercial web content, film trailers, reality television, short films, and music videos. Her work has been featured on ABC, ESPN, Discovery, The Huffington Post, The New York Times, and many other news and TV outlets.

 

She served as an editor on Keepers of the Game, an Emmy nominated feature-length documentary about a Native American girls’ lacrosse team, produced by Tribeca Digital Studios. The film premiered at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival. She graduated from Vassar College with a degree in American Culture and Film. 

Alex Albers is an experienced documentary editor whose work has premiered on PBS, Fox Sports, Netflix, Amazon Prime as well as film festivals across the country and around the world. She has collaborated on a variety of documentary projects including the 10-part Netflix crime series MAKING A MURDERER: Season 1 (2015), Emmy-nominated, Q BALL (2019), and the Emmy-winning Netflix film, FIRE IN PARADISE (2019). She cut the award winning film WOMEN'S MARCH (2017), as well as the currently unreleased (due to COVID) short documentary titled BEAKMAN & JOK, about the treasured San Francisco artist-activist, Jok Church, who's cartoons inspired the 90's hit children's television show BEAKMAN'S WORLD.

 

In addition to longer form documentary work, Alex specializes in short form video content, specifically short documentary, promotional videos, event highlight reels, and music videos.

 

She is an alumni of Sarah Lawrence College, where in 2008 she received her BA in Liberal Arts with an area of focus in film production.

 
 
 
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Noah Rappaport

Art Director

Noah Rappaport is an independent animation & art director who's been working in film and television for the last 15 years. Formerly having worked in Los Angeles for many years, Noah currently lives in Portland, OR, where he's raising his two kids to appreciate and enjoy the great outdoors.

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Zack Robertson

Associate Producer

Zack Robertson is a documentary film producer from Orcas Island, WA, living in Seattle. Raised in the PNW, nature, sweat bathing and cold exposure were norms in his family. As an adult, those have become passions that have helped him find community around the world. He endeavors to help bring stories to light in hopes that they will inspire others, leading to a more connected world, celebrating and embracing the remarkable variance of human expression and connection.

 

As an in-house Producer for Bray's Run, Zack started as co-host of the Burning Man episode in the forthcoming series, Perfect Sweat. In addition to a number of short films for the Sauna Channel he's produced, other projects are set for release in 2022, including a short documentary centered on the Sitka Fine Arts Camp in Alaska and various other shorts highlighting other compelling stories both inside and outside of bathing culture.