Owned and operated by Academy Award nominated filmmakers ("Jesus Camp") Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady, Loki Films is a New York production company that has been lauded for shining a light on unknown worlds and taking an honest approach to delicate subject matter.
Noted films include:
"Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You:" How did a poor Jewish kid from Connecticut bring us Archie Bunker and become one of the most successful television producers ever? Norman Lear brought provocative subjects like war, poverty, and prejudice into 120 million homes every week. He proved that social change was possible through an unlikely prism: laughter. World Premiere, Sundance Film Festival 2016, Opening Night Selection. Theatrical Release Nationwide, June 2016.
"DETROPIA:" An arresting exploration of Detroit City and its struggle to transform itself into a new and innovative place. The film premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, winning the Editing Award. It enjoyed a successful theatrical run, won an Emmy and was broadcast on the Independent Lens series on PBS.
"Jesus Camp:" An intimate look into an intense training ground that recruits Evangelical children to become political "soldiers in the army of God." Nominated for the 2007 Academy Award.
"12th & Delaware:" A collaboration with HBO, the film 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 into a feature-length documentary.
"The Boys of Baraka:" The Emmy-nominated film follows young black teens in Baltimore who attend an experimental boarding school in Kenya. The film 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 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 its television work, Loki's projects have been seen on a variety of networks including CBS, HBO, ESPN, A&E, PBS, VH1, MTV and CNN. Recent TV work includes ESPN's "Branded" that revealed the trials and tribulations of America's most elite female athletes. Ewing and Grady's two episodes for the celebrated PBS "Makers" series aired in 2014.
The team is currently in production on a feature length documentary on television legend Norman Lear. Ewing and Grady are members of the Directors Guild of America and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
"Directors Uncut: Notes on One Team's Process"
International Documentary Association, Fall 2011
Heidi Ewing & Rachel Grady