Joanna Sternberg: No One Really Knows You

This short documentary film featuring Joanna Sternberg and produced by Bryan Bruchman is a special presentation of Stereoactive Media.

Joanna Sternberg: No One Really Knows You
A Special Documentary Presentation of Stereoactive Media

Joanna Sternberg is an artist and musician from Manhattan, NY. With a background in jazz and tons of experience on a wide range of instruments, their own music uses folk composition to tell brutally honest stories through song, with a sadness and honesty aimed at perhaps – hopefully – helping the listener to deal with their own personal challenges.

Back in 2019 Bryan Bruchman (our old colleague and pal from Totally Real Records!) and crew made this documentary with Joanna at their home, in their rehearsal space,  at Serious Business Music, and at a show alongside their dad at Sunny’s Bar in Red Hook, Brooklyn:

Joanna Sternberg: No One Really Knows You (documentary short)

It's an intimate look at a fascinating songwriter and creative individual at a crucial point in their career – just ahead of the release of their debut album, their first national tour, and their 28th birthday. And we are very happy to have assisted in getting this gem back online for people to see again ahead of Joanna's upcoming latest album, I've Got Me, due out on Fat Possum Records on June 30th, 2023.


  • Producer - Bryan Bruchman
  • Director of Photography/Editor - Bryan Bruchman
  • Assistant Camera - Charles Hinshaw
  • Assistant Camera - Jeanette D. Moses
  • Recording Engineer - Travis Harrison
  • Supervising Producer - Jeremiah McVay
  • © Stereoactive Media LLC

You can preorder/pre-save I've Got Me now. And you can also stream the album's lead single and title track or watch their official video Joanna has out now:

"I've Got Me" by Joanna Sternberg (official music video)