Ann Hedreen

Ann Hedreen is a writer, producer and director. She is the author of the award-winning memoir, "Her Beautiful Brain" (She Writes Press, 2014), which was inspired by Quick Brown Fox: an Alzheimer's Story. Her career has spanned broadcast and print journalism, public affairs and non-profit media strategy and storytelling. Hedreen earned her M.F.A. at Goddard College and her B.A. at Wellesley College. Co-director Rustin Thompson is an independent filmmaker with more than 30 years experience as a director, cinematographer, editor, and writer. He is the author of Get Close: Lean Team Documentary Filmmaking (Oxford University Press, 2019). Thompson is a graduate of the University of Washington. Hedreen and Thompson co-own White Noise Productions, known for its independent documentaries, short films, and Internet-ready media for non-profit clients. Recent feature documentaries include: Zona Intangible, The Church on Dauphine Street, Art Without Walls, and 30 Frames a Second: the WTO in Seattle. Hedreen and Thompson live in Seattle. (07/19)

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Quick Brown Fox: An Alzheimer's Story


A film by Ann Hedreen and Rustin Thompson, 2004, 57 min., Color
Who are you if you can’t remember who you are? Ann Hedreen’s mother started showing symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease at the barely-old age of 60. Thoug...

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