Chiemi Karasawa is an award-winning Producer who founded Isotope Films in 2005 to develop and produce content based on true stories. She won an Emmy Award in 2010 for Ellen Kuras’ epic The Betrayal (Nerakhoon), which was also an Oscar Nominee in 2009. Billy the Kid (2008), a portrait of an adolescent with Asperger’s Syndrome won the prize for Best Documentary at SXSW Film Festival, LA Film Festival, Edinburgh Film Festival and the Melbourne International Film Festival and was subsequently released theatrically and on HBO. Additional films include: Tell Them Anything You Want: Portrait of Maurice Sendak (2009), directed by Spike Jonze for HBO; Elevate (2011), a story of a Senegalese basketball academy; Love Etc. (2011), about five New York love stories, and Harry Dean Stanton: Partly Fiction (Venice Film Festival Official Selection 2012). She is currently finishing Aretha Franklin: Amazing Grace and Plié, a documentary also produced by Elizabeth Hemmerdinger. Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me is her directorial debut.