Kikim Mediaís most recent productions for public television are The Mystery of Memory, The Bodyís Secret Army and The War Against Microbes, three half-hour documentaries commissioned by Nobel Media to highlight the work of Nobel Prize-winning scientists. Kikim Media also recently produced The Botany of Desire (2009), a two-hour documentary based on Michael Pollanís best-selling book which examines the co-evolutionary relationship between plants and people, and Science Bytes (2011-2012), a pilot series of five web videos based on peer-reviewed articles from the open access journal PLoS.
Other nationally broadcast primetime PBS programs include My Father, My Brother and Me, a chronicle of Parkinsonís disease (FRONTLINE 2009), Hunting the Hidden Dimension, the story of fractal geometry (NOVA 2008), Ending AIDS: The Search for a Vaccine (2005), widely praised as a compelling chronicle of one of the world's greatest biomedical research challenges, as well as the groundbreaking Muhammad: Legacy of a Prophet (2002), which was honored with a Special Jury Award from Cinť Golden Eagle and a Bronze World Medal from the International Film and Video Festival of New York. In addition, Kikim Media has produced and directed a series of short videos about social entrepreneurs for the Skoll Foundation, a series about diabetes for the University of California, San Francisco Diabetes Center and the Diabetic Youth Foundation, and the special features for HBO's DVD release of Deadwood.
Kikimís first major project was In Search of Law and Order, a three-part series on effective ways of dealing with kids and violence, which aired nationally on PBS in April 1998 and on Englandís Channel Four in February 1999. Kikim Media has also supplied PBS with several programs about the history of science, medicine and technology: Naked to the Bone (1997), an hour-long documentary about medical imaging technologies that have transformed the way we see inside the body; Stopwatch (1999), a documentary on Frederick Winslow Taylor and the legacy of his ideas about efficiency; and The Next Big Thing? (2001), which examines the ways in which society shapes technology based on Robert Pool's seminal book, Beyond Engineering.
In recent years, Kikim Media has applied its storytelling expertise to serve a growing roster of corporations and nonprofit organizations. In each case, Kikim works closely with clients to develop videos or DVDs that help them tell their own stories as effectively and economically as possible; our experience working with tight public television budgets enables us to deliver Emmy-award winning quality for a fraction of the price charged by most corporate video production houses.