WORK SAMPLES

MARIACHI HIGH
PBS Documentary

FOUR SEASONS LODGE
Feature Documentary

UNITED FOOTBAL LEAGUE (TV SPOT)
Agency: OBI creative

RACING UNDER GREEN
Discovery Channel(1x60)

FAST CARS AND SUPERSTARS
ABC TV Series

SANITATION COPS
Planet Green (series pilot)

MERCY HOSPITAL (TV SPOT)
Agency: Swanson Russel

TWO ROADS TO TAUPO 1000
Speed Channel (1x60)


THE DOCTORS OF USC
Web Series


CROSSING ARIZONA
Feature Documentary/Sundance Film Festival

PLAYER HATING
Feature Documentary/Mad G Productions

BLACK LAS VEGAS
TLC

RELIGION: A POP CULTURE HISTORY
VH1


SHOWTIME
Promo selects

LOLLIPOPS
Epicurious.com (web series)

FOLLOW MY VOICE
Sundannce Chanel/Wolfe Video

GRAPHIC!
Reality Series Concept
(sizzle reel)

TAKING THE LEAD
Tenth Muse Films
(trailer)

HISTORY REEL
2001-2007

 

 

 

KIM CONNELL
President, Director and Editor
kim@rainlake.com
 
 

Kim Connell is the Founder and President of RAINLAKE Productions and an award-winning Director and Editor with over 15 years of hands-on experience creating films, television programming, and content for the digital world. Under her guidance, RAINLAKE has produced hundreds of non-fiction media projects for network, corporate and non-profit clients as well as five critically acclaimed feature that each premiered at top festivals and garnered Grand Jury Prize nominations at Sundance, Tribeca, and Silverdocs.

Recently she directed Mariachi High (PBS, Imagen nominee). Previous films include Player Hating (Indie Fest Award & Accolade Award), Four Seasons Lodge (Audience Award Miami Jewish Film Festival with cinematography by Albert Maysles), Odd Ones Out, an original hour for Granada awarded a 2009 Telly, Follow My Voice With the Music of Hedwig featuring John Cameron Mitchell, Yoko Ono, Rufus Wainright along with many others (official selection Tribeca Film Festival and Sundance Channel broadcast), and critically acclaimed Crossing Arizona (official selection Sundance Film Festival and CINE Master Series Award winner). She produced and edited TLC’s Black Las Vegas (Telly Award and New York Festival Winner) and was Senior Editor on Volkswagon's Racing Under Green for Discovery Channel, Radical Media's documentary Two Roads to Taupo 1000 for Speed Channel, Religion: A Pop Culture History for VH1, ABC's prime time reality series Fast Cars and Superstars, We Are Family (Sundance Film Festival premiere), the Discovery Health pilot episode of Medical Profile: Christopher Reeve and was honored with a Silver and Bronze Telly for the series Children First on ABC. Over the years, she has produced and edited for Showtime/Viacom, Reebok, Epicurious, Grolsch, CCG Metamedia, Globalvision Inc., and PBS among others.

She cut her teeth on a Steenbeck flatbed edit machine at American University between Division I basketball games and trips home to Alabama to nurture her southern storytelling roots. Career highlights include sold out premieres, winning her eighth Telly and filming her two daughters Maeve and Beatriz growing up.

PROFESSIONAL PROFILE
Innovative, creative, self-motivated media industry professional with 15 years of hands-on experience creating films, television programming, and content for the digital world.

BROADCAST / FILM HIGHLIGHTS

MARIACHI HIGH (Director / Editor)
1x60 / a national PBS broadcast special, presents a year in the life of top-ranked members of Zapata High School’s championship ensemble Mariachi Halcon in the South Texas border town.

MERCY HOSPITAL / Agency: Swanson Russel (Preditor)
2x60sec spots / Winner of 2009 Merit award, television production, healthcare marketing reports


UFL / Agency: OBI Creative (Preditor)
1 x30sec spot for United Footbal League

FOUR SEASONS LODGE / First Run Features / Silverdocs / IFC Center / APT
1x 110 / Premiered at AFI Silverdocs 08. IFC Premiere Nov. 09. An inspiring documentary that captures what may be the final season for a remarkable tribe of survivors who have found that dancing, laughter and late-night revelry is the best revenge.

@radical.media / Outpost Digital
GILLETTE: Young Guns NASCAR Series on ABC, NIKE: Kobe Bryant Disciples, TOYOTA: Two Roads to Taupo 1000, VOLKSWAGEN: TDI Cup The 1st Green Racing Series


PLAYER HATING (Editor)
1x95 / new release / 2010 Indie Fest Award & 2010 Accolade Award
Follows the life of a hip hop artist from the infamous Albany Projects of Brooklyn New York.

ODD ONES OUT / Granada
1x60min special / Winner of 2008 Bronze Telly
Documents four years in the courageous lives of three transgender teens.


FOLLOW MY VOICE / SUNDANCE Channel
1x90 /Official selection of the 2006 Tribeca Film Festival
One record producer, the creators of a cult film classic and indie rockers record a benefit album for an LGBTQ youth center in NYC.

CROSSING ARIZONA / SUNDANCE Film Festival
1x75 / Official selection 2006 Sundance Film Festival /Sundance Channel.
Examines the immigration crisis through the eyes of those most directly affected.
Winner of Munich Film Festival’s One Future Prize and the 2007Cine Master Series award for best independent documentary feature

BLACK LAS VEGAS / TLC
1x60min / Produced and edited for KPITV / Winner of 2004 NY Festival World Medal,Bronze Telly



RELIGION: A POP CULTURE HISTORY / VH1
1x60min special

MEDICAL PROFILE: CHRISTOPHER REEVE / Discovery Health
1x60min pilot / Produced and edited for KPITV

MULTIMEDIA HIGHLIGHTS

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA /Agency: Swanson Russell
Web series: doctorsofusc.com / Winner of four 2009 Tellys & 2009 Silver Medalist-Video, Healthcare Marketing Reports

REEBOK / Live Event Videos for annual Reebok Human Rights Award

EPICURIOUS.com / Technique videos and celebrity chef profiles including Thomas Keller, Alice Waters, & Jacques Torres

GREENDEPOT.com / “who we are” video for site launch

GATES FOUNDATION / call to action video

WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM / Opening video for the 2002 World Economic Forum

John WILEY & Sons, Inc. / Book launch promo video for web

Grolsch Americas Inc. / Corporate communication tools for sales presentations & event videos

HUMAN RIGHTS FIRST /documentary profiles honoring the recipients of the Human Rights Award.

PARTNERSHIP FOR FAMILY HEALTH / documentary following fathers living with HIV/AIDS.

SHARE OUR STRENGTH / training-tool for Share Our Strength’s Operation Frontline.


CCG MetaMedia 2006-2009: Post Consultant, Senior Editor (New York City)
CCG is a high-level scientific and creative marketing agency.

Provided post-production solutions for 3-D animations,dvds, cd-roms, flash presentations, CLM,
and motivational sales videos. Winner of 2007 MA In-Awe Award & Aegis Award for AstraZeneca


GLOBALVISION, Inc 1998-2002: Producer, Senior Editor (New York City)
Globalvision is an international media company specializing in entertainment and educational programming.

ABC'S CHILDREN FIRST
12X30 Series /Winner of Bronze and Silver Telly


THE MAKING AND MEANING OF WE ARE FAMILY
2002 Sundance Film Festival. Broadcast premiere on TRIOSHOWTIME / VIACOM 2000-2003
Senior Editor / image spots and promos New York City


FREELANCE 1997-2001
Producer, Editor New York City
Produced and edited communication tools for various freelance clients including Bayer, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and NACD

EDGE CITY PRODUCTIONS 1995-1997: Associate Producer/Editor (Reston,VA)


EDUCATION
American University, Washington, DC, School of Communication
BA: Visual Media (1995) GPA: 3.4


 
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