Dallas Brennan

New York, New York, United States


Dallas Brennan Rexer has been producing social-issue documentaries since 1998.


Dallas recently produced Generation X (episode 105, Family Reimagined) for National Geographic (2016). Previously she produced Christy Turlington Burns’ No Woman, No Cry (Tribeca Film Festival, 2010), a feature documentary on maternal health, filmed in Bangladesh, Tanzania, Guatemala, and the USA. As the Senior Producer at Big Mouth Productions/Arts Engine, she produced five award-winning documentary films: the Emmy-nominated Deadline (Sundance Film Festival, 2004 and broadcast as an NBC primetime special), about Governor Ryan of Illinois and his historic decision to commute all the state’s death sentences; Arctic Son (Full Frame Film Festival, 2006 and POV) about an estranged father and son who are reunited in a remote Arctic village; and Election Day (SXSW Film Festival, 2007 and POV), a day-in-the-life of election day 2004 in America. She also Co-Produced Outside Looking In: Transracial Adoption in America (ITVS) and Journey to the West: Chinese Medicine Today (Wellspring Media).


Dallas has served as a Researcher/Writer for Trilogy Films (Dawn Porter) and Break Thru Films (Annie Sundberg and Ricki Stern) and a Production Consultant on Gini Reticker and Abigail Disney’s multimedia documentary The Trials of Spring (Human Rights Watch Film Festival, 2015). She also was a Consulting Producer on Sandy McLeod’s Seeds of Time (Copenhagen Film Festival, 2013) and Cecily Pingree and Jason Mann’s Betting the Farm (Silverdocs, 2012). She has served as a Line Producer for Thom Zimny/Sony Music’s Bruce Springsteen—The Seeger Sessions documentary.


Dallas is a 1997/98 Fulbright Scholar who conducted research on television and national identity in Trinidad, West Indies. Her reviews have appeared in American Anthropologist and the International Institute for the Visual Arts. She is a graduate of Swarthmore College’s Philosophy Department and lives in Manhattan with her husband and two sons.