Karen Whitehead
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Karen Whitehead, director/producer/writer credits on IMITATING LIFE - THE AUDACITY OF SUZANNE HEINTZ currently in worldwide distribution via Journeyman Pictures, is an independent filmmaker originally from London, UK. Karen is an accomplished journalist and former television producer / director. Karen’s TV producing and directing work includes The Big Story for ITV and journalism training films for the BBC. Since living in the US, Karen has produced a film on the history of the Berlin Wall for the Newseum, in Washington, DC as well as created several documentary style advocacy videos for non-profits. She is also a recipient of a CINE Golden Eagle Award for directing a short film, “Woodlawn Redux” (2008). Her award-winning documentary feature directorial debut, HER AIM IS TRUE (2013), revealing the hidden story of pioneer rock photographer, Jini Dellaccio played to sold out film festival screenings including Seattle International Film Festival, Tacoma Film Festival, (winning the audience award), Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival and Tallgrass Film Festival. Eddie Vedder “Pearl Jam” supported the film’s Kickstarter campaign and came on board as executive producer. The film is a co-production with Avro TV (Netherlands), and distributed worldwide by Gravitas Ventures. Karen has also served on the Board of Women In Film and Video, including two years as the Executive Vice President, mentoring young filmmakers, and supporting programming in the Washington DC area.


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