Independent Spirit Award and Gotham Award winner who co-founded indie powerhouse Killer Films with partner Pamela Koffler in 1995. Based out of New York, Vachon has produced more than 60 acclaimed independent films including Todd Haynes’ Venice Film Festival Award-winning I’m Not There (2007) as well as Haynes’ controversial first feature, Poison (awarded the Grand Jury Prize at the 1991 Sundance Film Festival).
Since then, she has gone on to produce some of the most celebrated American indie films including, Academy Award® winning films Far From Heaven (2002), Boys Don’t Cry (1999), One Hour Photo (2002), Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001), Happiness (1998), Safe (1995), and I Shot Andy Warhol (1996) in addition to more recent projects like Dirty Girl (2010), Cairo Time (2009), Cracks (2009), Then She Found Me (2007), Savage Grace (2007) and Dragonslayer (2011), which won Best Documentary at SXSW 2011.
In television, Vachon executive produced the Emmy®-winning program, This American Life, for Showtime and produced the Golden Globe-winning miniseries, Mildred Pierce (2010) for HBO.
As a producer, she’s received numerous awards and honors including the LA Outfest Achievement Award (2001), IFP’s Gotham Award (1999) and the National Board of Review’s Producers Award (2003).
In 2005, Killer Films was honored with a ten-year retrospective by New York’s Museum of Modern Art.