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Launched in 2024, AHRA is a production company led by Matthew Crotty and Francesca Roth.


MATTHEW CROTTY (he/him) is a documentary producer and director. Over nine years at PBS stations KCET/PBS SoCal, he created a wide range of original documentaries and docu-series including historical biographies, artist profiles, social movement histories, as well as films about environmental justice issues and Indigenous peoples. Notable projects include Tending the Wild, Tending Nature, Artbound, Lost LA, Earth FocusThe Migrant Kitchen, The New WestProp 187: The Rise of the Latino Vote and Broken Bread. He has won 23 Los Angeles Area Emmy® Awards, 17 LA Press Club Awards and 10 Golden Mike Awards®. Matthew is a born and raised Angeleno. More of his work can be seen here.

FRANCESCA ROTH (she/her) is a narrative writer/director and documentary producer. She has spent the majority of her career as an IATSE 892 costume designer for feature films, TV and commercials. Her costume design work includes feature films Trees of PeaceUnlovableJustine and Squirrel, TV shows for Funny or Die, Adult Swim, Comedy Central, Quibi, Eko, and NBCUniversal/Snap, and commercials for Nike, Facebook, Instacart, General Electric and Volkswagen, to name a few. Francesca is a born and raised Angeleno with dual US and German citizenship. More of her work can be seen here.

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