Film Fatales
Dawn Mikkelson

2015 Emmy Award Winner and 2010 McKnight Filmmaking Fellow, Mikkelson’s work has been seen on PBS and has screened at international festivals including the Galway Film Fleadh, Cambridge Film Festival, International Documentary Festival Amsterdam, and Leipzig DOK Market. Mikkelson has completed four award-winning independent feature documentaries, “The Red Tail”, “Green Green Water”, “THIS obedience”, and “Treading Water: a documentary”.  A former television news reporter, Mikkelson has written editorial content and served as guest for MPR (Minnesota Public Radio) and produces for Twin Cities PBS. Mikkelson is the founder of Emergence Pictures, a documentary production company based in Wisconsin and is a partner at 12+ Media, a documentary collaborative in Minnesota. In 2006 Mikkelson’s film, “Hope for Recovery: Understanding Mental Illness” won the Eric Sevareid Award by the Northwest Broadcast News Association (NBNA). Mikkelson is a recent recipient of support from Big Vision Empty Wallet, a program focused on leveraging the work of underrepresented filmmakers. Her next feature documentary, “Risking Light” is expected to premiere in fall of 2017.

  • Risking Light (Trailer)