Aaron Reese

Creative Director

Aaron Reese
Aaron began working at FIRE in 2016, and directs and edits videos ranging from live events to animations to feature length documentaries. He regularly releases videos relating to FIRE cases and free speech principles on FIRE’s Youtube channel. As a documentary filmmaker, he was Co-Director and Editor of “Mighty Ira: A Civil Liberties Story” (2020), which told the story former Executive Director of the ACLU Ira Glasser and most recently, “Over, Under or Through” (2021), which highlights veteran Christian DeJohn and his 15 year struggle to receive his Masters Degree because of his political beliefs.

Aaron graduated from the University of Illinois School of Art and Design and has worked on numerous productions ranging from television to feature film. Aaron also edits two podcasts for FIRE, So to Speak: The Free Speech podcast and Free Speech Out Loud.