KATIE GALLOWAY, Director, Producer, and Writer of THE PUSHOUTS, is the founder and principal of BIG PICTURES, a documentary filmmaker, investigative reporter & impact producer whose work explores the intersections of institutional power, civil and human rights, and political activism. Her feature documentary THE RETURN (POV, 2016), the third in her trilogy on the 21st century American justice system, follows the release of thousands of “lifers” after a historic reform as a lens through which to consider downsizing mass incarceration.
DAWN VALADEZ, Producer and Co-Director of THE PUSHOUTS, is a filmmaker, social worker, artist, youth development specialist, resource wrangler and impact strategist.Her award-winning feature documentary GOING ON 13 premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. It follows the stories of four girls of color as they transform from 9 year old little girls into 13 year old teen-women, examining via an intimate, verite-driven approach the experience of young women growing up in America.
NIEMA JORDAN, Impact Producer for THE PUSHOUTS, is a writer, director, and producer from Oakland, Calif. The proud Medill alum received her dual masters in Public Health and Journalism from University of California, Berkeley. An award-winning documentary filmmaker, she directed and produced OASIS, which chronicles a small clinic's battle to secure Hep C treatment for its underserved patients. Jordan also worked on outreach for Trilogy Films’ Trapped and helped produce films that were featured on New York Times, TIME/ ESSENCE Magazine, and Fusion. She is recently worked as the impact producer on Openhood's The Force. She serves on the board of Camp Reel Stories and is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.