British filmmaker Karen Whitehead produced this documentary in association with 18th Street Films and a Seattle-based production team, headed by Gabe Kean from the award winning design studio Belle and Wissell. Award-winning filmmaker John Jeffcoat was the lead director of photography on this project. It’s fitting that her aim is true should be shot in high definition 1080i24, with the Canon 5D and 7D HDSLR cameras equipped with image sensors comparable to 35mm motion picture film. Eddie Vedder (“Pearl Jam”) came on board as an executive producer for the film’s release, in September 2014.
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PRODUCER/DIRECTOR: KAREN WHITEHEAD is an independent filmmaker originally from London, UK. Karen is an accomplished journalist, a former director/producer at the BBC and the Independent Television network in the UK, making films for current affairs output. In the US, Karen has been a creator of documentary style videos for non-profits and advocacy filming for the autism community. She produced a film on the history of the Berlin Wall for the Newseum, currently on exhibit in Washington DC. She is also a recipient of a CINE Golden Eagle Award for directing a short film, Woodlawn Redux (2008). Karen served on the board of Women In Film & Video DC for several years, providing resources and mentorship for filmmakers. She is continuing her passion for storytelling through her production hub, Fur Face Film , and has just released her second feature film Imitating Life – the audacity of Suzanne Heintz, which she made with her producing partner, Katherine Wilkins De Francis.
PRODUCER/EXECUTIVE PRODUCER : KARIM CHROBOG is an award winning filmmaker and the President of 18th Street Films. Karim has worked on numerous documentaries including Magic Bus, about girls living in the poorest slums of Mumbai, and Netting a Better Future, a film about disappearing fishing communities in West Africa, produced for the World Bank Group. Karim’s last film War Child chronicles the life story of Emmanuel Jal, a former South Sudanese child soldier who became an international hip-hop sensation. War Child is the winner of over 18 international film awards including the Tribeca Film Festival Audience Choice Award, Crystal Heart Award, ABC News Award, Bologna Best Documentary Award, and Norway Best Documentary Award.
CINEMATOGRAPHER: JOHN JEFFCOAT is an award winning filmmaker who has worked as a writer, director, producer, cinematographer, and editor since 1994. His first feature film, Outsourced won numerous awards and inspired an NBC comedy series. Other projects include the feature-length Bingo! The Documentary and the Emmy nominated Partners in MS. He served as director of photography on the MTV rock band series $5 Cover and recently completed another rockumentary Big In Japan.
ART DIRECTION: GABE KEAN has been designing and leading teams to create innovative media projects including film/video content for clients like The Harley-Davidson Museum, Experience Music Project, and The Smithsonian Institution. Awards for his design studio, Belle & Wissell, include recognition from Communication Arts, The One Show, and Museums and the Web. Recent exhibit production includes the story behind Nirvana for EMP in Seattle.
EDITOR: KELLI BOYD is an award-winning editor with over 15 years of experience in documentary film and television. Her clients include National Geographic, Discovery Channel and Animal Planet. In addition, Kelli has taught documentary production and editing for National Geographic and college programs in the Washington DC Metro area. ASSOCIATE EDITOR: PIERRE KATTAR is an Emmy Award-winning video journalist and documentary producer who developed his observational filmmaking style during his 10 year stint at The Washington Post where he reported, shot and edited news and video features. He has since worked with The New York Times, Frontline, the NewsHour, AARP, and National Geographic.
her aim is true is a Fur Face Film production in association with 18th Street Films. The film received fiscal sponsorship from Northwest Film Forum.