Katy Chevigny

Katy Chevigny

Director, Producer


Katy Chevigny is an award-winning filmmaker and investigative journalist. She has directed and produced numerous feature-length documentaries, short films, and series for outlets such as PBS, HBO, and Netflix.

Chevigny was born in New York City in 1967 and graduated from Brown University with a degree in political science. After graduation, she worked in radio and television production for a few years before moving to San Francisco in 1992 to pursue filmmaking full-time.

Chevigny's first documentary, E-Dreams (2001), was an exploration of the dot-com boom and bust. The film was nominated for an Emmy and won several awards at film festivals around the world.

In the mid-2000s, Chevigny began to focus her work on social issues. Her 2005 film, Deadline, examined the death penalty in the United States. The film won the Grand Jury Prize at the Tribeca Film Festival and was nominated for an Emmy.

In 2008, Chevigny directed and produced the feature-length documentary, Election Day, which followed the experiences of voters across the country during the 2008 presidential election. The film was nominated for an Emmy and won the 2009 IDA Documentary Award.

Since then, Chevigny has continued to work on documentary films, shorts, and television series. Her work has been featured on PBS, HBO, and Netflix. In 2012, her short film, The Kids Were Alright, won the Grand Jury Prize at the SXSW Film Festival.

Chevigny has been a guest lecturer at several universities and has been an adviser on the Sundance Documentary Fund. She is currently a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Documentary Jury for the International Emmy Awards.

Chevigny is an accomplished filmmaker and journalist with a passion for social justice. Her work has inspired and educated audiences around the world, and she continues to make films that challenge and enlighten.

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