This Friday we’ll be rooting for our own Karin Chien, as she contends for the coveted Piaget Producers Award for Outstanding Achievement by a Producer at the 25th Independent Spirit Awards (airing 3/5, 8pm PST, IFC).
Karin is up against two other accomplished producers, Larry Fessenden (I Sell the Dead) and Dia Sokol (Beeswax).
2009 was a banner year for Karin, as two of her productions, The Exploding Girl and Santa Mesa were feted on the festival circuit. She also travelled to Beirut and Haiti to produce two upcoming features, and curated the Chinatown Film Project, an inaugural film exhibition for the Museum of Chinese in America. All this on top of running dGenerate in its first full year of operation!
We have our fingers crossed for Karin, but needless to say, regardless of the outcome of the awards, her accomplishments in the past year speak for themselves.