Rosemary Garner Independent Producer

 

Rosemary Garner is an award winning independent film and television producer based in Seattle, Washington. With a degree from Vassar College, and following a CNN internship with Christiane Amanpour, Rosemary began her television career at Seattle’s PBS affiliate, KCTS, in 1991. She has produced national and international PBS specials, weekly series, and independent documentaries.

Since 2009, Rosemary has also produced, directed, shot, and edited online videos for a variety of clients including Alaska Air, BECU and the Seattle Channel. In 2014 Rosemary produced an April Fools' video for PicMonkey.com which was named one of Time Magazine's Best Video Pranks of 2014. As a professional video blogger and spokesperson for Verity Credit Union, Rosemary's original videos have been instrumental to the credit union's successful campaign to attract a younger demographic. In 2010, Rosemary was voted "Best Social Media Personality" by the industry's national marketing association. She has also created commercials for the credit union which received national and regional honors. Her Cartwheel Checking commercial won first place at WorldFest Film Festival and produced the highest interaction rate recorded on KING5's website. 

In 2008, Rosemary produced the music video, “Mixed Up SOB”. The video, directed by Al Yankovic, features The Presidents of the United States of America, performing the single from their latest CD release, These are the Good Times People. The video received top honors, the Grand Remi Award at the 2008 WorldFest, and it hit #1 on YouTube’s Indie/Alternative chart with more than 100,000 plays in less than one week.

Rosemary also produced the independent feature-length documentary, GodAwesome. The film tells the story of a week in the life of a Northwest megachurch.  KUOW film critic Robert Horton wrote, “GodAwesome hums with the same energy that erupts out of Champions Centre every Sunday, as one week in the God business is skillfully tracked. The film admirably allows us to make up our own minds about Pastor Kevin Gerald's Wal-Mart approach to church-going; GodAwesome doesn't look down on its feel-good ministers, but lets their glitzy approach speak for itself.”  GodAwesome was named “Most Controversial Feature” in the 2008 Seattle True Independent Film Festival.

Rosemary's national PBS credits include segments for The MacNeil Lehrer Report and the documentaries Death: The Trip of a Lifetime and Over America. Ms. Garner was the producer of Vaudeville: An American Masters Special, a two-hour exploration of the history and legacy of vaudeville, named by People Magazine as “best entertainment special of the year”. 

In 2005, Rosemary shot and produced “Vios”, an award-winning documentary verité segment for the three-part PBS/CPB series The Meaning of Food. Between 2003-2006, she also produced the popular weekly Northwest business series Serious Money for KCTS.