Dawn Mikkelson

Documentary Storyteller

Duluth, MN, United States

Frequent contributor for Twin Cities PBS (TPT), multi-Emmy Award winning producer, and 2010 McKnight Filmmaking Fellow, Dawn Mikkelson’s work has broadcast and screened internationally. Festival screenings include: the Galway Film Fleadh, Cambridge Film Festival, DocuFest Atlanta, Leipzig DOK Market, American Indian Film Festival, Planet in Focus, and Washington DC Environmental Film Festival. Mikkelson has completed five award-winning independent feature documentaries, The Red Tail, Green Green Water, THIS obedience, and Treading Water: a documentary, which illuminate larger societal issues while creating understanding through the intimate stories of individuals. Her fifth feature documentary Risking Light was listed as one of the top 10 films at the 2018 Cinequest Film & VR Festival and received broadcast distribution through APT (American Public Television) and the CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation). Mikkelson is currently in late post-production on Minnesota Mean and HERbeat, two verité-style films celebrating powerful women.