Military brat, suburban punk, art rat, city girl, office lady, entrepreneurial ghost, blog enthusiast.
Erin Donovan received her degree in Political Economics from the Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington. In 2000 she co-founded and was a lead organizer of the Ladyfest arts festival. As a project coordinator for Kill Rock Stars records, she put together retrospective albums for punk luminaries like Essential Logic and the Delta 5.
She then spent an alternately very cold and very hot year in New England cutting her teeth on documentary film at the Media Education Foundation before going back to the west coast to work with independent film producers as an investment researcher. In 2009 she produced Andy Blubaugh's feature debut The Adults in the Room, a hybrid narrative-documentary about the director's experiences growing up. The film was one of the first successful documentary funding campaigns on Kickstarter and is currently screening on the international film festival circuit.
Erin is now the founder of A Million Movies a Minute, a documentary distributor whose inaugural release After the War: Life post-Yugoslavia featured 9 short documentaries from 5 award-winning, international film-makers including Jasmila Žbanić, winner of the Golden Bear award at the 2006 Berlin Film Festival. In the spring of 2010 AMMAM released Animating Reality a compilation of animated documentaries that cover a wide spectrum of subject matter and in the fall will release Radical Act a feature-length documentary about the role female artists played in the 1990's indie rock scene.
In April 2012, AMMAM will release Cooking History, an oral history of 20th century European warfare -- as told by military chefs.
She is currently the in-house producer for Field Recordings, a production company founded by Lance Bangs. She is also the head film programmer for the annual Siren Nation Arts Festival in Portland, Oregon.
Follow her on Twitter @goodyerin
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