Dave Iverson (Director)
Dave Iverson has worked in public broadcasting for over 30 years. In addition to his work on KQED public radio's Forum program, Dave works as a television correspondent, producer and writer. He was the correspondent, writer and co-producer/director of the 2009 PBS Frontline documentary "My Father, My Brother and Me" which explored his family's battle with Parkinson's disease. He's also serves as a special correspondent for the PBS NewsHour where he's reported on the aftermath of the Haiti earthquake and covered various health care stories.
His other recent film credits include the 2012 film "The Memory Be Green" which documented the creation of a new play directed by Jonathan Moscone and inspired by the story of his father, the late San Francisco Mayor George Moscone. Iverson was also the writer, narrator and co-producer of the 1999 national Emmy award winning PBS documentary "The 30 Second Candidate."
As a producer/writer and executive producer, Iverson's awards include a national Emmy Award, the Alfred I. dupont Columbia Award, the Gabriel Award, the New York Film Festival Gold and Silver Awards, the Chicago Film Festival Gold Hugo, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting Gold Award, and four Chicago Regional Emmy awards.
Iverson is a graduate of Stanford University and received his MS in Telecommunications from Indiana University.
Eddie Marritz (Cinematographer)
An accomplished documentary cinematographer with three decades experience, Ed Marritz is an exceptional visual storyteller. His credits include the Oscar-winner "Maya Lin: A Strong Clear Vision" and Emmy nominee for Best Cinematography "In Memoriam: 9/11 New York City" for HBO. Additional director of photography credits include "Why Can't We Be a Family Again?" (2005 Oscar nominee for documentary short), "Faith and Doubt at Ground Zero" for Frontline/PBS (Columbia-Peabody Award winner) and "The Secret Life of the Brain" for PBS (Emmy winner). Marritz recently completed photography on “Mysterious Human Heart” for PBS which won an Emmy for Best Science Series, 2008. In April of 2008, Fox Searchlight premiered, “Young@Heart” a poignant portrait of a chorus of 75 to 95 year olds who sing songs of Sonic Youth, Jimi Hendrix, The Clash and Talking Heads.
Gail Huddleson (Editor)
Gail Huddleson is a documentary editor and producer. Most recently, she edited “Don’t Fence Me In,” a film about the Karen people’s struggle against the Burmese military dictatorship. It is currently screening at film festivals around the world. Gail’s other editing credits include “Muhammad: Legacy of a Prophet,” winner of the Ciné Special Jury Award, and National Geographic Television’s “The Conquerors,” the fourth hour in an eight part series about the origins of animal life, “The Shape of Life.” She was also First Assistant Editor for the series.
Gail is the recipient of the Guild Award in Documentary Film from the Princess Grace Foundation USA for her film “My Roots are Buried Here,” and a Bronze Apple from the National Educational Media Network for “Catcalls, Wolf Whistles & Other Ordinary Dangers,” which was broadcast on PBS. She received her Master’s degree from the Documentary Film and Video Program at Stanford University.
Kikim Media was founded in 1996 by Kiki Kapany and Michael Schwarz, whose work over the past 20 years has been honored with some of the most prestigious awards in broadcasting. These include three national Emmy Awards, two George Foster Peabody Awards, the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Journalism Award for Investigative Journalism, the Investigative Reporters and Editors Award, Red and Blue Ribbons from the American Film Festival, the Grand Prize in the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Awards for Coverage of the Disadvantaged, and numerous Ciné Golden Eagles and local Emmys.
Kikim Media’s most recent productions for public television are The Mystery of Memory,The Body’s Secret Army and The War Against Microbes, three half-hour documentaries commissioned by Nobel Media to highlight the work of Nobel Prize-winning scientists. Kikim Media also recently produced The Botany of Desire (2009), a two-hour documentary based on Michael Pollan’s best-selling book which examines the co-evolutionary relationship between plants and people, and Science Bytes (2011-2012), a pilot series of five web videos based on peer-reviewed articles from the open access journal PLoS.
Other nationally broadcast primetime PBS programs include My Father, My Brother and Me, a chronicle of Parkinson’s disease (FRONTLINE 2009), Hunting the Hidden Dimension, the story of fractal geometry (NOVA 2008), Ending AIDS: The Search for a Vaccine (2005), widely praised as a compelling chronicle of one of the world's greatest biomedical research challenges, as well as the groundbreaking Muhammad: Legacy of a Prophet (2002), which was honored with a Special Jury Award from Ciné Golden Eagle and a Bronze World Medal from the International Film and Video Festival of New York. In addition, Kikim Media has produced and directed a series of short videos about social entrepreneurs for the Skoll Foundation, a series about diabetes for the University of California, San Francisco Diabetes Center and the Diabetic Youth Foundation, and the special features for HBO's DVD release of Deadwood.
Kikim’s first major project was In Search of Law and Order, a three-part series on effective ways of dealing with kids and violence, which aired nationally on PBS in April 1998 and on England’s Channel Four in February 1999. Kikim Media has also supplied PBS with several programs about the history of science, medicine and technology: Naked to the Bone (1997), an hour-long documentary about medical imaging technologies that have transformed the way we see inside the body; Stopwatch (1999), a documentary on Frederick Winslow Taylor and the legacy of his ideas about efficiency; and The Next Big Thing? (2001), which examines the ways in which society shapes technology based on Robert Pool's seminal book, Beyond Engineering.
In recent years, Kikim Media has applied its storytelling expertise to serve a growing roster of corporations and nonprofit organizations. In each case, Kikim works closely with clients to develop videos or DVDs that help them tell their own stories as effectively and economically as possible; our experience working with tight public television budgets enables us to deliver Emmy-award winning quality for a fraction of the price charged by most corporate video production houses.