Zen Brownie

What does the Big Lebowski, Ben and Jerry’s Brand, Brownies and Monks have in common? Narrated by Oscar Winner Jeff Bridges, ZEN BROWNIE tells the tale of Buddhist Monks and a local Bakery, in Yonkers, NY, and how leading with inclusivity, kindness, and compassion has created a well-known profitable business in Greyston Bakery. Emmy Nominated & Award-Winning Actress/Writer/Director Alison Bartlett in partnership with Professor Michael Pirson (Stoner Chair for Global Sustainability – Fordham University) delve into the Humanistic Model Management and the philosophy behind and applying it to real world business through Open Hiring.

Eat a Brownie, Change a Life

  • Alison Bartlett
    Hearts and Hands (director), Hightown (actress), Sesame Street (Actress)
  • Alison Bartlett
    Hearts and Hands (writer), Carry Me (TV Pilot)
  • Alison Bartlett
    Hearts and Hands
  • Michael Pirson
    Hearts and Hands
  • Jeff Bridges
    Key Cast
    Big Lebowski, Fabulous Baker Bros.
  • Ben Cohen
    Key Cast
    Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream
  • Jerry Greenfield
    Key Cast
    Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream
  • Eve Marko
    Key Cast
    Zen Peacemakers Order
  • Caroline Mariko Stucky
    Director of Photography
    Finding Her Beat, STAG, Rising Lotus
  • Rodrigo Lopresti
  • Carolyn Anthony
    Line Producer
    SW2.5 (Short)
  • Daniel Dumbrowsky
    The Mad Writer, I'm Not Me, Hustle & Tow,
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Runtime:
    12 minutes 52 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 8, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    17,400 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • 2023 Impact Doc Awards
    La Jolla
    United States
    July 27, 2023
    Award of Excellence - Special Mention
Director Biography - Alison Bartlett

Alison Bartlett is an Award Winning Writer, Emmy Nominated Actress, and Director. She recurs on Season 2 of STARZ "HIGH TOWN" (2021). Ms. Bartlett is currently developing an education platform for the Business Department at Fordham University. For her Writing on "CARRY ME" (currently in development) she won a Silver Remi at the 2021 Houston Worldfest; was a Semi-Finalist at 2021 Big Apple Film Festival and Screenplay Competition and was an Official Selection of The Atlanta Film Festival. "Hearts and Hands" a Docu Short about Barry-Wehmiller was a Semi-Finalist in 2022 Seattle Filmmaker Award, Sacramento World Film Festival and Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Awards. Her Career began with acting at the age of 12 on stage Off Broadway in LANDSCAPE OF THE BODY directed by Gary Sinise. She made her Broadway debut in David Rabe's HURLY BURLY directed by Mike Nichols. Known for her recurring roles on HBO’s THE SOPRANOS, & FX’s RESCUE ME, she has guest starred on many TV shows and ABC's Afterschool Special "It's Only Rock & Roll" in which she received an Emmy Nomination for “Outstanding Performer in a Children’s Special”. Film credits include: the indie film “Submission”, “The Innkeepers” and the Film shorts “EUTHANASIA” with First Time director Adrien Grenier, “KARAOKE” directed by Andrew Renzi and starring Brady Corbet. In 1987 she Joined the cast of Sesame Street as Gina, the street smart teen. Ms. Bartlett is A lifelong New Yorker and proud member of SAG-AFTRA.

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