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, 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. Though it started with small signs—forgetting what she was doing and losing her way home—the irreversible disease would change her and her family's lives forever. Emmy-nominated QUICK BROWN FOX combines…

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