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 supports emerging storytellers as a producer and industry advocate. He produced Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Sam Green’s Whitney Biennial piece, Don’t Call Me Gay Zelig, and associate produced 2018 Sundance hit, A Thousand Thoughts. Evan is an Impact Partners Producing Fellow and an active member of the Documentary Producers Alliance. He coordinated IFP Week and the IFP Filmmaker Labs, and has served on review panels for Sundance Institute, Tribeca Film Festival, IDA Enterprise, The Gotham, and SFFILM. 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. Janet Cowperthwaite, Sam Green
Role: Associate Producer

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

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

7 Sounds  (Sundance 2021)
Dir. Sam Green, Prod. Josh Penn, Thomas O. Kriegsmann, Jessica Brillhart
Role: Producer

Experience

Program Coordinator | November 2020 – Present
Jewish Story Partners, Los Angeles, CA

Producer | March 2017 – December 2020
The Free History Project, Brooklyn, NY

Screening Committee | 2017 – 2020
The Gotham, Brooklyn, NY
International Documentary Association, Los Angeles, CA
SFFILM, San Francisco, CA
Sundance Institute, Los Angeles, CA
Tribeca Film Festival, New York, NY

Programs Coordinator | December 2017 – September 2018
Filmmaker & Industry Coordinator | June – September 2017
The Gotham, Brooklyn, NY

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