Filmmaker Bios

Heidi EwingAs the co-owner of New York-based Loki Films, director/co-producer Heidi Ewing has taken on a wide variety of subjects, from Scientology (for A&E) to the criminal justice system in the Bronx (Discovery Channel). Previously, she delved into the dramatic world of Cuban politics with Dissident, a film about the struggle of Havana-based Nobel Peace Prize nominee Oswaldo Paya that premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival to critical and industry praise. She is currently co-directing Jesus Camp (in collaboration with A&E IndieFilms), her second documentary feature. The film focuses on a summer camp for evangelical children who are training to become the next generation of Christian prophets.

Rachel GradyA private investigator turned filmmaker, director/co-producerRachel Grady has produced and directed numerous nonfiction films for the Discovery Channel, A&E and Britain’s Channel 4. She has directed several films that focus on a mental illness including Mad Justice, a vérité documentary that looks at the troubling fate of mentally ill parolees, and Ward 2 West, shot on location at the Kirby Forensic Psychiatric Hospital on New York’s Ward’s Island. She also was the series producer for TX, an eight-part series for VH1 filmed entirely in a drug rehabilitation facility. She is currently co-directing her second documentary feature, Jesus Camp. Grady is the co-founder of Loki Films.