co executive-producer

REPORTER ZERO
a film by Carrie Lozano
Documentary film – 24:38 – 2005
Broadcast on MTV/logo – Available on DVD
AWARDS
Winner, Best Documentary, Student Academy Award
Winner, David L. Wolper Award, the International Documentary Association
Best Documentary nominee, Berlin International Film Festival
ABC Videosource Award nominee, the International Documentary Association
DESCRIPTION

Determined to rattle a nation in denial, Randy Shilts doggedly covered AIDS when few others would. A “San Francisco Chronicle” reporter and the first openly gay journalist in the mainstream media, Shilts wrote from the front lines of the AIDS crisis while secretly struggling against the disease. Insightful and controversial, his reporting culminated in his best-selling book “And the Band Played On,” a seminal work on the politics and history of AIDS. Shilts’ story exemplifies the power of journalism, represents a critical moment in LGBT history, documents massive institutional failure, and is an inspirational reminder that one person can make a difference.

REVIEW
“Filmmaker Carrie Lozano’s provocative film isn’t content to document a crucial historical moment, but delivers a sharp poke at those complacent about the disease’s continuing devastation.”Michael Fox, SF Weekly

CREDITS
Director/Producer/Editor: Carrie Lozano
Executive Producers: Charlotte Lagarde and Carrie Lozano
Director of Photography: Jigar Mehta
Creative advisers: Jon Else and Deborah Hoffmann
Music: Tarentel
Narrator: Daniel Moulthrop