CTVA Faculty Brent Kado Awarded Individual Artists Program Grant

Poster of the podcast
"Who Killed Laura Jean Mitchell?" uncovers new information about a 45-year-old cold case in the heartland.

Columbia College Chicago is proud to announce that CTVA faculty Brent Kado has been awarded an Individual Artists Program Grant from the city of Chicago for his crime docuseries podcast “Who Killed Laurel Jean Mitchell?”

The podcast uncovers the connection between a deadly cult and local law enforcement in a rural Indiana community nearly a half-century after the brutal murder of a young girl from the area.

This Individual Artists Program Grant for the project comes on the heels of Kado winning a Columbia College Chicago Faculty Development Grant last year. The project was previously optioned by Columbia alum Amberlee Mucha through Indigo Films. Find updates for the project by following @flowfeelfilms on Instagram.


Rhiannon Koehler
Communications Manager