Katy Chevigny

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Big Mouth Productions was founded in 1997 by Katy Chevigny and Julia Pimsleur to produce provocative and engaging social-issue documentaries and to provide production services for U.S. and international clients. Since its inception, Big Mouth has produced 6 feature-length documentaries that cover topics ranging from the criminal justice system to alternative healing, and has worked with numerous clients in the production of film and video work. Big Mouth's films have played at festivals around the world with premieres at the Sundance Film Festival, the Berlin International Film Festival, South by Southwest Film Festival and the Hollywood Black Film Festival. We have garnered awards at Cinema Du Reel Film Festival, Outfest LA, Urbanwold Film Festival, New York Latino Film Festival, the Newark Black Film Festival, the National Council on Crime and Delinquency and we have been nominated for IDA awards. Big Mouth's films have been broadcast on HBO Signature, Cinemax and public television. Our funders include the Independent Television Service, the National Black Programming Consortium, the Ford Foundation, the Soros Documentary Fund, the Jerome Foundation, the Funding Exchange/Paul Robeson Fund for Independent Media, the Donnet Fund, the ET Harmax Foundation, the Playboy Foundation, the Women in Film Foundation, the Shelley and Donald Rubin Foundation and numerous generous individuals. Katy Chevigny co-founded Big Mouth Productions in 1997 with long-time friend and colleague Julia Pimsleur. Chevigny's producing credits include the award-winning documentaries Innocent Until Proven Guilty, Nuyorican Dream, Brother Born Again and Outside Looking In: Transracial Adoption in America. Chevigny produced and directed the one-hour documentary Journey to the West: Chinese Medicine Today. Before founding Big Mouth Productions, Chevigny produced and directed advocacy videos at the Chicago Video Project, including The Chicago Jobs and Living Wage Campaign and Cabrini Green: Mixed In, not Mixed Out. She is a graduate of Yale University and the Chicago Community Film Workshop. She currently directs and produces films at Big Mouth Productions. She recently finished the film Deadline, which she co-directed with Kirsten Johnson, and which premiered at Sundance 2004. Her latest project is The Dishes, which she is producing and directing. She also oversees operations for MediaRights.org. http://bigmouthproductions.com