Chiemi Karasawa

ChiemiPhoto-ishChiemi Karasawa  is an award-winning documentary producer who has worked in film, television and commercial production for over 20 years alongside such notable directors as Spike Jonze, Jim Jarmusch, Larry Clark, Sam Mendes, Stephen Frears and Martin Scorsese. She began her career as a Script Supervisor in film and television, and then began her own company in 2007, Isotope Films (www.isotopefilms.com), which focuses on developing and producing non-fiction content.  Her award winning documentaries include:  Oscar Nominee, Emmy-Award winner “THE BETRAYAL: NERAKHOON” directed by Ellen Kuras, “BILLY THE KID” (SXSW, LAFF, Edinburgh, Melbourne Film Festival Winner 2007, HBO 2008),  “HARRY DEAN STANTON: PARTLY FICTION” (Venice Film Festival 2010) directed by Sophie Huber, and most recently “ELAINE STRITCH:  SHOOT ME”, (2014 IFC/Sundance Selects) which marks her directorial debut.    Karasawa has been a speaker on Documentary Producing at NYU, The New School, and The Woodstock Film Festival, and has been on the jury selection committee for The Spirit Awards as well as the Tribeca Gucci Fund.  Karasawa graduated from Boston University’s College of Communication with a B.S. in Film and Broadcasting.

During the interview, the film “Dick” was discussed and here is the link for that.