Untitled Uvalde Documentary

Film phase:Post Production

Untitled Uvalde Documentary is a 2022 Critical Issues Fund grantee.




Anayansi Prado looking directly at the camera and smiling. She has long black hair and is wearing a black dress. Black and white portrait.

Anayansi Prado (she/her) is an award-winning documentary director and producer with over 20 years of filmmaking experience. Her work has focused on issues of immigration, indigenous land rights, race identity, education, and other social and humanitarian issues. Anayansi’s films have aired nationally on PBS and abroad, including her four feature films Maid in America (2005, Independent Lens) about Latina domestic workers in LA, Children in No Man’s Land (2008) about unaccompanied immigrant minors crossing the US/Mexico border, Paraíso for Sale (2011) about American retirees migrating to Panama, and The Unafraid (2018, America Reframed) about undocumented students in Georgia. Her films have been screened at numerous film festivals including Tribeca Film Festival, Los Angeles Film Festival, Full Frame & Double Exposure.


Anayansi also directed and executive produced the Discovery en Español series Voices of Change (Voces de Cambio) about humanitarian issues in the Latino community, which featured Carlos Santana and Edward James Olmos. She was one of the directors of And She Could Be Next, a two-part documentary series that follows a defiant movement of women of color as they transform politics from the ground up, filmed by a team of women filmmakers and executive produced by Ava DuVernay, Grace Lee, and Marjan Safinia. She’s directed and produced commissioned films and branded content videos for 23andMe and TedTalk.


Anayansi is a 2022 Chicken & Egg Award recipient, a Creative Capital Artist, a Rockefeller Media Fellow, and a Film Expert for the State Department’s film diplomacy program the American Film Showcase. Her work has received support from The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Ford Foundation: Just Films, Chicken & Egg Pictures, Tribeca Studios, ITVS Development Fund, The Fledgling Fund, Latino Public Broadcasting, and others. Anayansi has taught documentary filmmaking on 5 continents and was a visiting professor at UCLA’s School of Theater, Film, and Television, California State University, Northridge, and Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts. Anayansi holds a bachelor’s degree in TV & Film Production from Boston University. Born in Panama, she resides in Los Angeles, California.




Mary Racine looks at the camera. Black and white portrait.

Mary Recine (she/her) is an award-winning producer of documentary films and cultural programs. She has received three Peabody Awards and an Emmy® award for her work, and her films have premiered at prestigious festivals such as Sundance, Berlin, Tribeca, the New York Film Festival, and MoMA.

Recine is best known for producing the Netflix Original documentary Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold, directed by Joan’s nephew Griffin Dunne, and for her work as archival producer of the Academy Award-nominated What Happened, Miss Simone? directed by Liz Garbus. Her most recent documentary, LIFT, premiered at the 2022 Tribeca Festival and will be distributed in 2023.




Producer David Goldblum headshot.

David Goldblum (he/him) is a writer-producer of compelling social justice stories. He recently produced and co-wrote the Meryl Streep EP’d documentary Sell/Buy/Date which had its world premiere at SXSW and was released theatrically by Cinedigm. He’s currently in pre-production on two projects:  A Child Called It and an addiction drama to be directed by Vida actress Cara Santana. He’s producing the Peeps movie with Kevin Hart’s HartBeat Productions, as well as writing/executive producing a film adaptation of the hit book A Severe Mercy for Origin Entertainment. He was a graduate of the UCLA MFA Screenwriting Program.