Chiemi Karasawa is an award-winning Producer and founder of Isotope Films, a New York City based production company that develops and produces films and media content based on true stories. Her list of credits as a producer includes the 2009 Emmy Award winner THE BETRAYAL (NERAKHOON), BILLY THE KID (2008), MAURICE SENDAK: TELL THEM ANYTHING YOU WANT (2010), LOVE ETC (OWN 2010), ELEVATE (2011), and HARRY DEAN STANTON: PARTLY FICTION (2012).
Karasawa has been a guest lecturer on Documentary Producing at NYU, SVA, and the Woodstock Film Festival, and has served on documentary screening committees for The Spirit Awards and Tribeca/Gucci Documentary Fund. She began her career as a Script Supervisor in feature film and television, working alongside such notable directors as: Jim Jarmusch, Spike Jonze, Larry Clark, Stephen Frears and Martin Scorsese. She most recently directed and produced ELAINE STRITCH: SHOOT ME, which was released theatrically in Spring 2014.