Glassbreaker Films is an initiative launched by the Helen Gurley Brown Foundation to support women to be leaders in nonfiction filmmaking by funding and creating films that tell great stories and inspire audiences. In our first year, our films have published on Netflix, NYT Op- Docs, Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting, The Atlantic, Glamour Magazine; have premiered or screened at Sundance, Telluride, HotDocs and SXSW among others, and have pulled in honors such as an Academy Award nomination for Best Documentary Short for Heroin(e) in 2018, two National News and Documentary Emmy Nominations, an Edward R. Murrow Award, a Vimeo Staff Pick, a Gracie Award, and three Atlantic Selects honors.
Aubrey was part of the shaping of the GBF initiative, in connection with the stellar teams at The Helen Gurley Brown Foundation and The Center for Investigative Reporting. She led the Filmmakers in Residence Program at CIR in 2016-17, leading production on over 25 short films and pulling in several national honors. She created the BridgeUP: FILM program for high school girls in Oakland, CA.
In 2018, Aubrey co-directed the GBF initiative, helping to find and mentor over fifteen filmmakers from across the US. She also acted as the Creative Director, Digital Director and Social Director for the brand.