Talent Guide

Brenna Sanchez

  • Discipline:Producer
  • Program Year:Fast Track 2011


Detroit native Brenna Sanchez is a documentary producer specializing in adventure and cultural projects. She got her start in journalism and was a writer and editor for the award-winning monthly magazines Orbit and Hour Detroit, then moved to Los Angeles as an editor for Raygun, the cutting-edge music magazine. Sanchez has worked with Morgan Neville on such films as the Emmy-winning Hank Williams: Honky Tonk Blues (PBS), The Highwaymen (CMT), The Joy of Lex (Discovery), and The Cool School (PBS), about the LA art scene of the 1960s. Their film Johnny Cash’s America (A&E IndieFilms), was nominated for a 2010 GRAMMY Award. She recently completed Search and Destroy: Iggy & The Stooges’ Raw Power about the groundbreaking rock group.

Current Project

Burn: One Year on the Front Lines of the Battle to Save Detroit (Documentary)


Burn is a documentary about Detroit, told through the eyes of Detroit firefighters, who are on the front lines charged with the thankless task of saving a city that many have written off as dead. - See more at: http://talent.filmindependent.org/filmmakers/brenna-sanchez/#sthash.xxnDwNGO.dpuf