Founded by Nick Fitzhugh, the core redfitz team combines passions for independent filmmaking, the highest production values, and––above all else––stories that matter. The depth and breadth of storytelling is strongly represented by the team whose collective experience is spectacularly diverse. See for yourself below!
EP / Director / Showrunner / Cinematographer
EP / Director / Showrunner / Cinematographer
Nick Fitzhugh is an award-winning director / showrunner who began his career as a student at Brown University (BFA ‘02) by founding Glimpse. Seven years later the company was acquired by the National Geographic Society. He continued to run what became National Geographic Glimpse for three years with Glimpse co-founder, Kerala Taylor. In 2010, Nick turned his full-time attention to directing, producing, writing and shooting short films, music videos, series and features. His first film, Soccer City (2010), a documentary series about life and soccer in the largest and most notorious township in South Africa during the first ever World Cup to be held in Africa, was picked up by Nat Geo, ESPN Classic, Netflix, and SuperSport and is also available on VOD.
Being distributed worldwide by Netflix and in the U.S. on public television networks by American Public Television, Nick's second film, Starboard Light (2015), is a 60-minute documentary feature spanning five generations that explores the question of whether a family makes a house or whether a house makes family.
Nick created and is currently show running Conflict (2016), a Webby-award-winning documentary miniseries being distributed by Netflix, The Atlantic, and Vimeo that goes behind the lens with some the world's best conflict photographers.
Evan Wolf Buxbaum grew up in New York City and has been making movies since he was strong enough to pick up his parents' Hi8 camera. After attending Swarthmore College where he received a degree in Political Science with a minor in International Conflict Resolution, he traveled for just under a year, visiting as many of the wildest parts of the world as possible.
Since returning to Brooklyn, his shorts and film work have screened at numerous festivals across the country while his first narrative feature, Sun Belt Express, a dark comedy set along the border between Arizona and Mexico, was recently acquired by Mar Vista Entertainment and released across all platforms in late 2014. He is an Executive Producer on two further features Band of Robbers, which was released theatrically by Gravitas Ventures and the upcoming CRABS!, which was acquired by Raven Banner in early 2016 and will be released soon.
Evan most recently worked as a video Producer at Vox Creative, Vox Media's in house creative agency, where he oversaw production of advertorial video content across all eight in-house brands: Eater, Racked, Curbed, Polygon, TheVerge, SBNation, reCode, and Vox.com
As a commercial producer and director, Evan has worked on numerous projects for a broad range of clients from Johnnie Walker, to Nike, General Motors, Campbell's, Dodge, Toyota, Applebees, Google, NFLShop, and many more.
Idil Ibrahim is a filmmaker based in the United States, but working worldwide. She is an alumni of the University of California, Berkeley, and attended NYU for graduate school. While at Berkeley for undergrad, she was selected for the prestigious Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (ATAS) internship in the Episodic Series category and is now an alumni of the program.
A true nomad, Idil has worked on and produced award winning film projects filmed in Cuba, Serbia, Japan, Turkey, Somalia, Lebanon, Zambia, Kenya, Senegal and Uganda. Idil produced the film Homecoming by Jim Chuchu, alongside Wanuri Kahiu, as part of the African Metropolis Program: 7 Directors, 7 Cities, supported by the Rotterdam Film Festival Hubert Bals Fund and the South African Goethe Institute, selected as part Contemporary World Cinema category at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival. Idil also produced and directed the 4 part 'Behind the Scenes' documentary of Fishing Without Nets for VICE which was filmed in Kenya based on the feature film Fishing Without Nets which won the best directing award in the U.S. Dramatic Category at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. As an actress, she played the female lead in Fishing Without Nets. In 2014, Idil had two projects at the Sundance Film Festival. In addition to her involvement with the feature Fishing Without Nets, she also produced the experimental documentary Am I Going Too Fast?, filmed in Kenya and directed by Hank Willis Thomas and Christopher Myers. Am I Going Too Fast? was part of the Sundance Global Film Challenge supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Idil served as an Associate Producer on the film Laredo, Texas, which was also an official selection of the 2010 Sundance Film Festival. She was one of the producers on the film Trece Años shot in Cuba selected for the 2009 Sundance Film Festival, the Aspen Shortsfest, GenArt, Los Angeles International, and Ashland Independent Film Festivals. Trece Años was also featured at Pangaea Day, a global multimedia event simultaneously aired and broadcast in locations around the globe such as Kigali, Cairo, London, Rio de Janeiro, and New York with the mission and purpose to decrease divisions and create change and global unity through the power of film.
She was most recently in Senegal, where she directed and produced the short film Sega, starring Alassane Sy (Restless City, Mediterranea), which examines the issue of migration and repatriation. She is passionate about human rights, humanitarian issues, global education and social issues and is proud of her work with Cell-ED, Gobee Group, and the International Rescue Committee, as well as past participation with UNHCR for World Refugee Day in Kakuma Refugee Camp. She loves traveling the world, meeting people and laughing in her spare time.