Brad Rothschild

Director/Producer Brad Rothschild is an award-winning filmmaker whose documentary work focuses on the role of the individual in society. He received a Master’s in International Affairs and an MBA, both from Columbia University. In the mid-1990s, he served as the Speechwriter and Director of Communications for the Mission of Israel to the United Nations.


Brad produced the documentary feature, Kinderblock 66: Return to Buchenwald (2012). The film was screened in the Jerusalem Film Festival and in over 20 festivals in the United States and around the world. Brad directed the documentary film Tree Man (2015), about the people who come to New York City to sell Christmas trees every holiday season. Tree Man won the Audience Award at the St. Lawrence International Film Festival and streamed on Netflix for three years. He produced and directed the documentary film African Exodus (2021), about the plight of Israel’s African refugees and the documentary film They Ain’t Ready for Me (2020), which screened at over 100 film festivals, Jewish community centers and synagogues. He also directed and produced Rabbi on the Block (2023) which won the Audience Award at the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival and is being distributed by Menemsha Films.


Documentary shorts directed by Brad include: A System of Justice (2016), Between Us (2016), Sasa’s Story (2017), and Half the Big Sky (2017).


Brad’s written work has appeared in The Atlantic, Foreign Policy, The Huffington Post, The Forward, and The Times of Israel. He lives in New York City.