Current Fellows

Erica joined the WQED Next Generation Fellows for the spring 2019 session. Erica has studied playwriting and film production and has put her skills to work writing and producing documentaries and short films. She holds degrees in both the Arts and Sciences – great tools for the art and craft of  storytelling. Erica is excited to delve deeper into the documentary production process.

Watch her final production, Staycee Pearl Project and Soy Soss
Produced by Erica Brusselars, this short doc introduces viewers to dancer/choreographer Staycee Pearl who works in collaboration with her husband Herman Pearl. Together, they craft dynamic works of sound and  movement inspired by their experiences.

Calyx Deroche

Calyx is a newly minted 2019 graduate of Point Park University, having earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Cinema Production. Calyx is fascinated with all aspects of becoming a successful producer. She’s looking to broaden her experience in videography, audio and editing in combination with the financial and logistical nuts and bolts that bring films to life.

Watch her final production, Urban Black Farmers of Pittsburgh
Calyx DeRoche produced this profile of the Black Urban Gardeners and Farmers,  a farm and food advocacy group located in Pittsburgh’s Homewood neighborhood. BUG shares the legacy, productivity and sustainability of gardening to teach and nourish a community.

The Next Generation Fellows Project is made possible by a grant from the PCTV Programming Trust.