Laurel Chiten

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Laurel Chiten of Blind Dog Films, Producer/Director of "Twitch and Shout", "The Jew in the Lotus" and "Twisted" all broadcast on PBS's national TV. Chiten also made "Touched" about people who believe they have been abducted by aliens. Her most recent film is "Just One Drop" that tells the story of the controversy of about homeopathy.

Chiten has been an independent filmmaker for over twenty years. Before working in film, Chiten was involved in deaf theatre as a writer and director. In 1988, she released her first video, Two in Twenty, a five episode satirical soap opera which became a cult classic and is now distributed in home video markets. Chiten produced and directed a 10 part series based on Robin Casarjians book Houses of Healing, a self study guide on emotional awareness utilized in prisons nationwide. Laurel was an artist in residence at the Bellagio Conference and Study Center sponsored by Rockefeller Foundation. She was also honored with an artist residency at Yaddo in 1996 and recently The MacDowell Colony in May. She was also a documentary juror at the Florida Film Festival 2001. She was a teacher at Boston Film and Video Foundation, and Maine Photographic Workshops, and a lecturer around the world including a yearly speaker at Harvard Medical School and guest speaker at many universities and synagogues. Laurel is now focused on helping filmmakers learn to think like entrepreauners, teaching digitial marketing tactics and strategies for both impact and income.

New Day Films by Laurel Chiten

Awards & Accolades

1996 Emmy Nomination from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for Twitch and Shout
2007 Mass Access Award for people in the entertainment industry who promote a positive image of people with disabilities for Twisted
1995 Best of Category Winner Golden Gate Awards Competition for Twitch and Shout
1995 WorldFest Gold Award Charleston International Film & Video Festival for Twitch and Shout
1995 Golden Apple Award National Educational Media Network for Twitch and Shout
1995 CINE Golden Eagle for Twitch and Shout
William Hammond Award for Excellence in Medical Journalism American Medical Writers Association for Twitch and Shout
1995 Robinson Award in Electronic Media nomination. American Psychiatric Association for Twitch and Shout
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