Loki Films

Loki Films LOKI FILMS is a New York-based documentary film production company founded in 2001 by Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady.

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. The film won the prestigious Peabody Award in 2011. 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 recently completed "DETROPIA," an arresting exploration of Detroit City and its struggle to transform itself into a new and innovative place. The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January of 2012, and won the Editing Award for Documentary. 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.

We are thrilled to share that today, Ari Hershkowitz from One of Us is attending his first day of college!!
08/27/2018

We are thrilled to share that today, Ari Hershkowitz from One of Us is attending his first day of college!!

Today is the day I’ve been working towards for a while. Today is my first day as a college student 🎓 First class starts in 3 hours!

I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t nervous. I most definitely am. I’m questioning whether I’ll make it through without losing my $#!T, and who will stick with me till the end of this journey. I’m not yet sure how I’ll support myself. I’m seriously doubting whether I will even understand college level math, when I’m still struggling with basic algebra.

But, none of this matters, because I will try my very best regardless. I LOVE to learn. I consume knowledge like it’s candy. So I trust that I’ll find a new definition of my limits. I’m confident about this. As someone probably once said, “I can see education at the end of the tunnel”

P.s. Insta saw this first. https://instagram.com/arihershkowitz

TGIF at Loki Films
03/16/2018

TGIF at Loki Films

01/23/2018

We’re so proud of One of Us. We didn’t make the final 5 nominations for the Oscar this year but we will keep on making thought provoking films as long as you’Lil watch em! Xo Heidi and Rachel

We’re so fortunate that the subjects of One of Us continue to share their journeys with us. Proud to let you know that A...
12/30/2017

We’re so fortunate that the subjects of One of Us continue to share their journeys with us. Proud to let you know that Ari Hershkowitz has surpassed 9 months of sobriety and continues to move onward and upward with his educational and life plans. Good news to end the year with !

Hey Angelenos, lets talk! Masterclass January 6th! International Documentary Association https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ma...
12/19/2017
Master Class with Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady

Hey Angelenos, lets talk! Masterclass January 6th! International Documentary Association https://www.eventbrite.com/e/master-class-with-heidi-ewing-and-rachel-grady-tickets-41333111449

Saturday, January 6th, 11:00AM Location: Netflix 1455 N. Van Ness Ave Los Angeles, CA 90028 (Map) Join us for a special Master Class that will examine the career of the Academy Award-nominated filmmaking team, Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady, whose creative approach to the verite aesthetic continues to...

Cinematographer Alex Takats  and superstar Etty Ausch both know that women are perfect ! One of Us
12/13/2017

Cinematographer Alex Takats and superstar Etty Ausch both know that women are perfect ! One of Us

So proud of our dear Norman Lear on the Kennedy Center award !
12/06/2017

So proud of our dear Norman Lear on the Kennedy Center award !

12/05/2017
Advice To Beginning Female Filmmakers by Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady of ONE OF US - Film Courage

For the ladies !
http://filmcourage.com/2017/12/04/advice-beginning-female-filmmakers-heidi-ewing-rachel-grady-one-us/

Film Courage: In the beginning of your filmmaking career, how fearful or brave were you to ask for more? Rachel Grady: More from our subjects, more money? Film Courage: Everything, everything. I know you had talked about in an interview having confidence versus being afraid to ask for more. And that...

How One of Us was filmed....http://filmmakermagazine.com/103929-observations-on-camera-in-verite-shooting-tips-from-the-...
11/28/2017
“Don’t Judge Your Footage in the Field”: Tips on Doc Verite Shooting From the Camerafolk Behind One of Us, The Judge, and E-Team | Filmmaker Magazine

How One of Us was filmed....

http://filmmakermagazine.com/103929-observations-on-camera-in-verite-shooting-tips-from-the-camerafolk-behind-one-of-us-the-judge-and-e-team/

Vérité cinema is frequently tossed about as a term, and likely most of us know the broader strokes of the genre: an observational camera whose team aims not to interfere with the subjects or action; a film frequently built on intimate access, shunning sit down interviews or use of archival footage...

We’ve been going to IDFA for over 10 years with our films and were honored to join our colleagues in saying goodbye to A...
11/19/2017

We’ve been going to IDFA for over 10 years with our films and were honored to join our colleagues in saying goodbye to Ally Derks who has run this amazing global doc film festival for 3 decades! Aside from showing One of Us we also presented one of our favorite films: “Burma VJ” by director Anders Høgsbro Østergaard - a movie ahead of its time to be sure.

11/16/2017
DOCNYC 2017 Tribute: Heidi Ewing & Rachel Grady

We love making films. We were so touched by the DOC NYC tribute last week. Watching our work over the past 15 years work fly by was wild!
https://vimeo.com/242792338 Rachel Grady One of Us Heidi Ewing

This is "DOCNYC 2017 Tribute: Heidi Ewing & Rachel Grady" by Loki Films on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.

So touched to be honored by our colleagues and by DOC NYC at the Visionaries Tribute !
11/10/2017

So touched to be honored by our colleagues and by DOC NYC at the Visionaries Tribute !

Don’t miss One of Us back on the big screen DOC NYC!http://www.docnyc.net/film/one-of-us/
11/09/2017
ONE OF US

Don’t miss One of Us back on the big screen DOC NYC!

http://www.docnyc.net/film/one-of-us/

Oscar®-nominated directors Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady (Jesus Camp, Detropia), recipients of the Robert & Anne Drew Award for Documentary Excell

11/06/2017
The Etty Ausch Educational Fund – Donate. Support. Empower.

So many have reached out to us to ask how they can help Ettty. Her is how. Thank you for any donations you can make to her furthering her education and moving forward in her life!
http://ettysfund.org/

The Etty Ausch Educational Trust exists to assist Etty with her goals to complete a four year college and eventually to become an attorney that defends those in need.

11/06/2017

**Tune-In Notice** Heidi Ewing, Rachel Grady, and Luzer Twersky will be on Sandyland talking about One of Us with Sandra Bernhard tomorrow, Monday, Nov. 6 at 12:30pm EST. SiriusXM Radio Ch.102

“It's true that Rachel Grady and Heidi Ewing have made a film that anyone — whether he or she has grappled with a furiou...
10/23/2017
A Hasidic Woman Yearns for Freedom in "One of Us" — But Deliverance Comes at a Cost

“It's true that Rachel Grady and Heidi Ewing have made a film that anyone — whether he or she has grappled with a furious God or not — can appreciate. Aren't we all desperate to understand ourselves, to find our place in the cosmos?” One of Us

http://www.elle.com/culture/movies-tv/a13052957/netflix-one-of-us-hasidic-jews-secular-world/

“Nobody leaves unless they’re willing to pay the price."

Tune in to the Charlie Rose show tonight to see co-director Heidi Ewing talk about One of Us.
10/19/2017

Tune in to the Charlie Rose show tonight to see co-director Heidi Ewing talk about One of Us.

10/19/2017

“As directed by expert documentarians Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady One of Us spends two years following three individuals whose quests for meaning, purpose and even personal safety cause them to abandon the Hasidic religious community they grew up in but came to view as suffocating to the point of despair.” Heidi Ewing Rachel Grady Enat Sidi

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/movies/la-et-mn-one-of-us-review-20171019-story.html

Loki Films's cover photo
10/19/2017

Loki Films's cover photo

10/18/2017

In the neighborhood: Netflix* 10-20

“...it’s another stellar non-fiction effort from  Heidi Ewing  and Rachel Grady  (Jesus Camp, Detropia), who intimately ...
10/17/2017
The Terror of Escaping New York’s Ultra-Orthodox Community

“...it’s another stellar non-fiction effort from Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady (Jesus Camp, Detropia), who intimately chart the ordeal of their trio as they strive to break free from their oppressive cultural-religious environment and, in doing so, achieve a measure of internal and external liberation.”

https://www.thedailybeast.com/the-terror-of-escaping-new-yorks-ultra-orthodox-community

‘One of Us,’ a new Netflix documentary, embeds itself deep inside New York’s cloistered Hasidic community, where three individuals are risking everything to escape.

http://www.laweekly.com/film/netflixs-one-of-us-reveals-the-fight-of-hasidic-jews-to-break-from-the-sect-8752007
10/16/2017
Netflix’s One of Us Reveals the Fight of Hasidic Jews to Break From the Sect

http://www.laweekly.com/film/netflixs-one-of-us-reveals-the-fight-of-hasidic-jews-to-break-from-the-sect-8752007

One of Us premieres Oct. 20 on Netflix New Yorkers will immediately recognize the opening shots of One of Us, the new documentary from Jesus Camp filmmakers Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady: ultra-Orthodox Jewish families roaming the big city, the women and girls in skirts and tights, the men and...

We open in NY and LA October 20! Come to the IFC Center this weekend to catch us in person with special guests !
10/15/2017

We open in NY and LA October 20! Come to the IFC Center this weekend to catch us in person with special guests !

Looking forward to our first screening in Los Angeles on Monday!http://www.documentary.org/screening/one-us
10/12/2017
One Of Us

Looking forward to our first screening in Los Angeles on Monday!
http://www.documentary.org/screening/one-us

One of Us explores the opaque world of Hasidic Judaism through a cadre of fascinating characters. Through unique and intimate access over the span of three years, acclaimed observational filmmakers Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady delve into the lives of three brave individuals who have recently made th...

Tickets now on sale for New York theatrical run of "One of Us!" http://www.ifccenter.com/films/one-of-us/
10/11/2017
IFC Center - One of Us

Tickets now on sale for New York theatrical run of "One of Us!"
http://www.ifccenter.com/films/one-of-us/

Oscar-nominated directors Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady (Jesus Camp, Detropia) “have made their most powerful and complex film” (Hollywood Reporter): a profile of three members of NYC’s Hasidic Jewish community who have decided to lead more secular lives. But as they pursue new freedoms, they’re met…

So honored that "One of Us" was called out as one of the 15 best films of the fall festival circuit. Thank you The Holly...
09/16/2017

So honored that "One of Us" was called out as one of the 15 best films of the fall festival circuit. Thank you The Hollywood Reporter! Heidi Ewing Rachel Grady #oneofus

READY FOR BLASTOFF OCTOBER 20 WORLDWIDE
09/08/2017

READY FOR BLASTOFF OCTOBER 20 WORLDWIDE

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