Brian Redondo is a documentary filmmaker based in Brooklyn, NY. He is committed to stories from the margins of society, often exploring issues of race, immigration, and how those topics intersect with culture. His most recent short documentary “KEEP SARAY HOME” (Best Short Film, Newburyport Doc Fest 2020) examines family separation and deportations in Boston’s Southeast Asian community. Previously, he directed a trio of short docs, commissioned by PBS’ Art21, “JES FAN IN FLUX” (DOC NYC 2019, Vimeo Staff Pick), “DOREEN GARNER SCULPTS OUR TRAUMA” (Best Documentary, Humboldt International Film Festival 2018), and “AZIKIWE MOHAMMED IS A GUY WHO MAKES STUFF” (Vimeo Staff Pick) which illustrate the ways in which the titular artists use sculpture to unpack problems of race and gender.
His first short documentaries “WHY WE RISE” (Loni Ding Award, CAAMFest 2014) and “THE LOOKOUT” (CAAMFest 2017) explore immigration through the perspectives of undocumented youth in NYC and volunteers aiding refugees in Greece, respectively. He also helped shoot the Sundance-premiered, Field of Vision short “LIBRE” and has edited short documentaries and documentary series for CNN, The New Yorker, Vox Media, and HBO Max.