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Brett A. Schwartz is an Emmy®-winning documentary film director/producer based in Chicago. Schwartz’s latest feature documentary RAISED UP WEST SIDE screened in more than 25 film festivals and won several awards, including a Regional Emmy® through the Chicago/Midwest Chapter of The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. The film was released by Freestyle Digital Media in 2023 and is available via digital HD and DVD on many platforms including Amazon, AppleTV, Sling, and DirecTV. Schwartz’s previous feature documentary, INSATIABLE: THE HOMARO CANTU STORY (2017) premiered at SXSW, screened at numerous film festivals around the world, and has streamed on Hulu, Amazon, iTunes, and other platforms. A short film titled HIGHLAND PARK STRONG was nominated for a Regional Emmy Award in 2023, as was a short called MÁS QUE LA PLAY: PUERTO VALLARTA in 2018. Schwartz’s feature-length documentary, MASHED MEDIA (2010) aired on PBS and is distributed by Films for the Humanities & Sciences. Schwartz’s films have screened at numerous film festivals including SXSW, Slamdance, The Seattle Int’l Film Festival, The Napa Valley Film Festival, Cinequest, The Chicago Intl Film Festival, Palm Springs Int’l Film Festival, and many others. His work has aired on several networks, including Bravo, MSNBC, HGTV, Court TV, CBS, PBS. His short film SHIFTING TRADITIONS aired on PBS and was distributed by The University of California Center for Media and Independent Learning. In addition to producing films and videos, Schwartz has been teaching for over sixteen years. He currently teaches film and TV production, Journalism, and History at Deerfield High School in Deerfield, Illinois. Schwartz received a Master’s in Documentary Film and Video Production from Stanford University, an MA in Social Studies Education from NYU, and both a BA in History and a BFA in Photography from Cornell University.