DARK MONEY

ABOUT

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.

FILMMAKERS

 

Kimberly Reed

director/producer

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.

 

Miriam Cutler

co-producer/composer

Miriam Cutler, Academy member and Emmy-nominated Composer, has an extensive background scoring for independent film & TV projects. Her passion for documentary film has led to a focus in non-fiction: Oscar nominated KINGSPOINT (HBO) and POSTER GIRL (HBO), Emmy nominated ETHEL(HBO), VITO (HBO), THIN (HBO), DESERT OF FORBIDDEN ART (PBS), Emmy winner GHOSTS OF ABU GRAHIB (HBO), BAFTA nominated LOST IN LA MANCHA (IFC), Sundance winners AMERICAN PROMISE (PBS), SCOUTS HONOR (PBS) and LICENSE TO KILL (PBS), and Peabody Award Winning THE CASTRO.

Her enthusiasm for documentaries has continued to escalate her involvement and has led her to becoming part of the production team. Miriam Co-Produced and scored ONE LUCKY ELEPHANT (OWN) and now is embarking on her second project as a Co-Producer of  DARK MONEY.

Miriam has served numerous times as a Lab Advisor for the Sundance Institute Documentary Composers Lab, and on film festival and awards juries including Sundance, Ashland, Bend, AFI, Independent Spirit Awards and IDA Awards. She has co-produced two Grammy-nominated live jazz albums on PolyGram/Verve for Joe Williams, and albums for Nina Simone, Shirley Horn, and Marlena Shaw as well as independently released albums of her own songs and soundtracks.

Miriam recently joined the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Documentary Branch and the American Film Showcase, a cultural exchange program sponsored by the US State Department and USC.

CONTACT

 

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