Dawn Mikkelson

River Falls, Wisconsin, United States

Film Projects


Drawn to the stories of ordinary people who choose to be extraordinary, frequent contributor for Twin Cities PBS (TPT), 2015 Emmy Award winning producer, and 2010 McKnight Filmmaking Fellow, Dawn Mikkelson’s work has broadcast and screened internationally. Festival screenings include: Cinequest, Galway Film Fleadh, Cambridge Film Festival, DocuFest Atlanta, 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 premiered in competition at the 2018 Cinequest Film & VR Festival and has screened to full houses at a growing list of film festivals including Cleveland International Film Festival and Melbourne Documentary Film Festival.