Thursday, March 31, 2011

Meet Kimberly Reed

Welcome Kimberly Reed to the Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers! Her first screening is Saturday, April 2, 2011, at the Hapeville Historical Society in Hapeville, Georgia. Don’t miss it!

Kimberly Reed is a filmmaker living in New York City. Prodigal Sons is her first feature-length documentary film, and marks her coming out, in more ways than one. Reed is recognized as the first transgender feature filmmaker. She was selected for the Yaddo Artists’ Community and Al Gore’s Current TV Symposium on the Future of Non-Fiction Film. Her work has been featured for six consecutive years at IFP’s Independent Film Week, and she was named one of Filmmaker Magazine’s "25 New Faces of Independent Film." She directed/produced Prodigal Sons, which SF Weekly calls a "whiplash doc that heralds an exciting talent." Prodigal Sons has gone on to be shown around the world in theaters, festivals, and on television, garnering more than a dozen Jury and Audience awards, including the FIPRESCI prize. She has been featured on the Oprah Winfrey Show and CNN, among other media outlets. Reed is a summa cum laude graduate of UC Berkeley and a Montana native.