DIRECTOR: KIMBERLY REED
CMP's Inaugural IGF Award: Dark Money: A century ago corrupt money scarred Montana’s democracy and landscape, but Montanans voted to prohibit corporate campaign contributions. Today, after the Citizens United ruling, 501c4 dark money floods elections nationwide, but Montanans are standing up to stop history from repeating itself in a struggle that has the potential to change the way elections happen nationwide.
Kimberly Reed’s work has been featured on OPRAH, CNN, NPR, DETAILS magazine, and THE MOTH RADIO HOUR. Her work has made her one of FILMMAKER MAGAZINE's “25 New Faces of Independent Film,” a New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) fellow, and has led to multiple fellowships at the Yaddo Artists’ Community and the Squaw Valley Community of Writers.
Kimberly Reed directed and produced PRODIGAL SONS, a “whiplash doc that heralds an exciting talent” (SF WEEKLY). PRODIGAL SONS, a co-production with BBC Storyville and Sundance Channel, premiered at the prestigious Telluride Film Festival. The film has gone on to be shown around the globe in theaters, at over a hundred film festivals, and on worldwide television. The film landed on multiple Best of the Year lists and garnered 15 Audience and Jury awards, including the esteemed International Film Critics' FIPRESCI Prize. Ms. Reed was recognized as TOWLEROAD's “Best LGBT Character of the Film Year,” THE ADVOCATE's “Five to Watch,” and OUT Magazine's “Out 100.”
Kim was also the producer/editor/writer for PAUL GOODMAN CHANGED MY LIFE, released theatrically by Zeitgeist Films. She is a summa cum laude graduate of UC Berkeley, and a Montana native.