championing bold, underrepresented voices that have the power to create
new
ways of
seeing

championing bold, underrepresented voices that have the power to create
new
ways of
seeing

Evan Neff provides the organizational context for good ideas to thrive. He supports emerging documentary storytellers as a producer and industry advocate at organizations like Tribeca Film Festival, Independent Filmmaker Project, SFFILM, and UnionDocs. Evan produced Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Sam Green’s Whitney Biennial short, Don’t Call Me Gay Zelig, and associate produced 2018 Sundance hit, A Thousand Thoughts. Evan is an Impact Partners Producing Fellow and a member of the Documentary Producers Alliance. As a queer person of color, Evan champions bold, underrepresented voices that have the power to create new ways of seeing.

Work

A Thousand Thoughts  (Sundance 2018)
Dir. Sam Green & Joe Bini, Prod. Josh Penn
Role: Associate Producer

Don’t Call Me Gay Zelig  (Whitney Biennial 2019)
Dir. Sam Green
Role: Producer

Storm Lake Untitled  (ITVS 2021)
Dir. Jerry Risius, Prod. Beth Levison
Role: Associate Producer

32 Sounds  (2022)
Dir. Sam Green, Prod. Josh Penn
Role: Producer

Experience

Producer | March 2017 – Present
The Free History Project, Brooklyn, NY

Screening Committee Member | 2017 – Present
Tribeca Film Festival, New York, NY
Independent Filmmaker Project, Brooklyn, NY
SFFILM, San Francisco, CA

Programs Coordinator | December 2017 – September 2018
Filmmaker & Industry Coordinator | June – September 2017
Independent Filmmaker Project, Brooklyn, NY

Studio Manager | May 2015 – November 2016
Cash Studios, San Francisco, CA

Artist Development Intern | February – July 2016
SFFILM, San Francisco, CA