Owned an operated by Academy Award nominated filmmakers ("Jesus Camp") Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady, Loki Films is a New York City – based production company that has been lauded for shining a light on unknown worlds and taking an honest approach to delicate subject matter.
In 2012 Ewing and Grady debuted "DETROPIA," an arresting exploration of Detroit City and its struggle to transform itself into a new and innovative place. The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival where it won the Editing Award, enjoyed a successful theatrical run, was nominated for a Gotham award and was broadcast on the Independent Lens series on PBS.
Noted films include:
"Jesus Camp:" An intimate look into an intense training ground that recruits Evangelical children to become political "soliders in the army of God." Nominated for the 2007 Academy Award.
"12th & Delaware:" A searing feature length doc made with HBO that premiered in competition at the Sundance Film Festival and was called "the best film ever made about the abortion issue" by the LA Times. The film was nominated for a Gotham and won the prestigious Peabody Award.
"Freakonomics:" An all-star team of filmmakers adapt the bestselling book "Freakonomics" into a feature-length documentary, which enjoyed a wide theatrical release.
"The Boys of Baraka:" The Emmy-nominated film follows young black teens in Baltimore who attend an experimental boarding school in Kenya. The film was short-listed for the Oscar, won the NAACP Image Award, was released theatrically and was broadcast on the prestigious POV series on PBS.
"The Education of Mohammad Hussein:" Made with and broadcast on HBO, the film is a rare look at life as a Muslim child in post 9/11 America. The film was nominated for an IDA award and shortlisted for the 2013 Academy Awards.
In their television work Loki Films has taken on a vivid array of subjects that include the inner workings of Scientology, the criminally insane, Saudi Arabian teenagers, the dissident movement in Cuba and the effort to rebuild New Orleans. The company's projects have been seen on a variety of networks including CBS, National Geographic, HBO, A&E, PBS, VH1, Al Jazeera, MTV and CNN. Grady and Ewing recently premiered "Branded," on ESPN, part of the "Nine for IX" series that revealed the trials and tribulations of America's most elite female athletes. They are currently in production on the "Makers" series for PBS, which will air this summer.
Ewing and Grady have been featured in Time Magazine as innovators of the documentary craft. Both are members of the Directors Guild of America as well as the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Rachel Grady & Heidi Ewing