News & Events

April 2010

Oscar Nominated Grady Returns as Visiting Filmmaker

Oscar Nominated Grady Returns as Visiting Filmmaker

Oscar nominated filmmaker and DI Advisory Board member Rachel Grady recently took time out of a busy film festival schedule to make a return visit to the DI.

Grady is on the festival circuit promoting her most recent film, 12th & Delaware, which premiered at Sundance and won the Kathleen Bryan Edwards Award for Human Rights at Full Frame. The film shows how the abortion battle continues to rage in unexpected ways on an unassuming street corner in America. The film will premiere on HBO this summer.

In addition to providing DI students with the opportunity to view her film, Grady also reviewed their thesis projects and offered valuable feedback on how to fine tune the films before their premiere at the DI student screening on April 30.

Grady is the co-founder of Loki Films. She and her directing partner, Heidi Ewing, produced the Oscar-nominated Jesus Camp and the critically acclaimed The Boys of Baraka, about inner-city kids from Baltimore who attend a school in Africa. In addition, she has produced and directed numerous non-fiction films for The Discovery Channel, A&E and Britain’s Channel 4.