LOKI FILMS is a non-fiction film production company founded in 2001 by Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady. The directing team has been lauded for shining a light on unknown worlds and taking an honest approach to delicate subject matter.
In 2007 Ewing and Grady were nominated for an Academy Award for best documentary feature for "Jesus Camp," a candid look at Pentecostal children in America. The film received a wide theatrical release by Magnolia Pictures and was broadcast in over 40 countries worldwide, including the A&E Network.
In January 2010 Ewing and Grady premiered "12th & Delaware" in competition at the Sundance Film Festival. The movie, a collaboration with HBO, takes a quietly intense look at the raging abortion battle in America. Ewing and Grady were recently part of an all-star team of filmmakers adapting the bestselling book "Freakonomics" into a feature-length documentary, which recently enjoyed a wide theatrical release.
Previously, the directing team was nominated for an Emmy for "The Boys of Baraka," a film about preteens struggling to make it in Baltimore city. The film was winner of the NAACP Image Award and was distributed by ThinkFilm and broadcast on the prestigious POV series on PBS.
Heidi and Rachel are currently in production on "Detropia," an arresting exploration of Detroit City and its struggle to transform itself into a new and innovative place.
In their television work, LOKI FILMS has taken on a vivid array of subjects that include the inner workings of Scientology, the criminally insane, Saudi Arabian teenagers, the dissident movement in Cuba and the effort to rebuild New Orleans. The company's projects have been seen on a variety of networks including CBS, HBO, A&E, PBS, VH1, Al Jazeera, MTV, CNN and Canal Plus.
Ewing and Grady have been featured in Time Magazine as innovators of the documentary craft. Both are members of the Directors Guild of America as well as the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. They are based in New York City.