We are pleased to announce the association of Kimberlee Bassford as Producer for the documentary film now in post-production.
Kimberlee Bassford is an independent documentary filmmaker born and raised in Hawai‘i with a passion for social issue, cultural and women’s stories. She produced, directed, wrote and co-edited PATSY MINK: AHEAD OF THE MAJORITY (2008), a one-hour documentary about the late U.S. Representative Patsy Mink, the first woman of color in Congress and co-author of the landmark Title IX gender equity legislation. The film premiered at the Hawai’I International Film Festival and won the Audience Award for Favorite Documentary. In addition, the film received awards at other notable film festivals and aired nationally on PBS.
Kimberlee has produced and/or directed other documentary projects:
Lotus Root: A Great Granddaughter’s Journey (2010)
Unnatural Causes: Is Inequality Making Us Sick? (2008)
The Meaning of Food (2005)
She is currently in post-production on the documentary TESHYA RISING, about a teenage female judo and wrestling female phenomenon from Hawai‘i with world championship aspirations. The film has funding from Pacific Islanders in Communications and fiscal sponsorship through Women Make Movies.
Kimberlee is a graduate of Punahou School and holds a BA in psychology from Harvard University and a Masters of Journalism from the University of California Berkeley. She owns Making Waves Films LLC, a documentary production company in Honolulu, and is an adjunct lecturer at the Academy for Creative Media at the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa.
To learn more about this talented woman, go to her website: