Katy Chevigny is an award-winning filmmaker and partner at Big Mouth Productions. She has produced a dozen feature-length documentaries as well as short form films, videos and webisodes for nonprofit and corporate clients. Her documentaries include Election Day (2007), which premiered at the South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Festival, with a PBS broadcast in 2008. With Kirsten Johnson, she co-directed Deadline, an investigation into Illinois Governor George Ryan’s commutation of death sentences. After premiering at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival, Deadline was broadcast on NBC; nominated for an Emmy; and won the Thurgood Marshall Journalism Award. Katy is also a vocal public advocate for fair use of copyrighted material in documentaries. Other producing credits include Arctic Son, Innocent Until Proven Guilty, Nuyorican Dream, Brother Born Again, Outside Looking In: Transracial Adoption in America, Pushing the Elephant and 1971. Her films have been shown theatrically, on HBO, Cinemax, POV, Independent Lens, NBC, Arte/ZDF, Britain’s Channel 4 and have played at film festivals around the world including Sundance, Tribeca, Full Frame, SXSW, IDFA, Sheffield and Berlin. Most recently, she co-directed ETEAM with Ross Kauffman, which won the award for Best Cinematography at Sundance in 2014.
Films by Katy Chevigny
- Hard Earned 2015
- Jose & Elizabeth Story Director
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