Photo by Rachel de Leon

Photo by Rachel de Leon

Aubrey Aden-Buie is an Emmy-nominated journalist, filmmaker and visual storyteller based in LA, and the co-founder of Studio IX, a nonprofit organization working to level the playing field for womxn in film.

She specializes in documentary shorts and photography with a focus on social justice and equality and is dedicated to fighting for a more inclusive future of storytellers and stories told.  

Aubrey speaks at schools and conferences across the country, and has worked in communities around the globe to teach video journalism as a tool to bring about change. She is available for speaking engagements, workshops and structured courses, as well as select video and photo assignments.

Through her work with Glassbreaker Films, and The Center for Investigative Reporting, she has been instrumental in helping to find and support the next generation of womxn leaders in nonfiction film with generous funding from The Pussycat Foundation. In the last two years with GBF, she has overseen the production of over 30 short films. Her team has been nominated for a national News and Documentary Emmy Award, has won an Edward R. Murrow Award and a Gracie Award, and has received multiple Vimeo Staff Picks, three Atlantic Selects, and publication on the NYT Op-Docs, and in film festivals all over the world.

Aubrey also created the BridgeUP: FILM program, an after-school program providing training and mentorship to high school girls interested in documentary film.

In 2016, she was named one of Cynopsis Media's Top Women in Digital for her intimate coverage of what life is like for refugees coming to the United States.

She received the Online Journalist Award for Best Student Project in 2014 for What is Home? a multimedia project exploring the lives of South Africans still without proper housing two decades after the end of Apartheid. She was a coach and producer on 20 Years On, a documentary project about the reality of life in South Africa on the 20th anniversary of democracy. 

As a graduate student at The University of Miami, she was also a producer on the Romania chapter of Our Dream, a documentary in five chapters shot in five countries of Central and Eastern Europe, aimed at increasing the visibility of discrimination that Europe’s Roma communities face and working to create conditions for their social inclusion. The video, A Tale of Two Villages, won Best Director at the Golden Wheel Festival in Skopje. 

Her work has been published with The New Yorker, PBS Newshour, The Center for Investigative Reporting, The Atlantic Selects, Politico, The New York Times, Special Olympics, Mashable, Fox Sports, NPR, and more. 

Before transitioning to documentary full time, Aubrey was an on-camera anchor for Sports Illustrated’s breaking news video team, SI Wire. She also worked as a video producer for the Miami Heat, covering back-to-back NBA championships.

Aubrey was a two-sport Division I varsity athlete at Penn State, a two-time NSCAA Academic All American, and a five-time Big Ten Conference Champion. Once upon a time, before a back injury ended her career, she was a professional soccer player


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