Psychiatrist; Director and Producer, American Promise
Joe Brewster is a clinical psychiatrist and a film producer and director who uses his clinical experience to approach social issues. His film American Promise won the Sundance Special Jury Award for Excellence in Filmmaking, an African American Film Critics’ Association Award, and a Full Frame Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary. He is currently in production with Hispaniola, an examination of immigration and race in the Dominican Republic. In 2012, Brewster and his partner Michele Stephenson founded REACH, a company devoted to the use of all media to promote impact. Its outreach tools include the Promise Tracker, recipient of the 2013 Tribeca New Media Award for Innovation.