Horrible Imaginings Film Makers Roll Call!
Karen has been a full-time producer since 2000, producing two feature films, four short films, and three television series. Highlights include: “The Bone Snatcher” (2003) was the first Canada/South Africa/UK feature film certified under the South Africa/Canada treaty. She produced the fourth season of “The Creative Native” (2005) which received the Leo Award for Best Information Series. She produced the short film “Head Shot” for Dennis Heaton (2006), which premiered in competition at the Berlinale Film Festival, and has won numerous awards at over forty festivals to date.
Her first short film as a writer/director (“The Cabinet”) won the NSI Drama Prize in 2006. She has since written five feature film screenplays, and directed her first feature film (“Stained”) in November 2009, a BC/Saskatchewan co-production, which premiered as part of the Telefilm “Perspective Canada” showcase at the Cannes Film Market. The feature is distributed by eOne (Canada), and released in the US in August 2011 by Celebrity Home Entertainment. “Stained” recently played at All Things Horror in Boston and won “Best Actress” at the HorrorQuest in Atlanta. Karen’s latest short film “Doll Parts” has been invited to over 21 film festivals since its completion in June 2011, and has won “Best Story” (Tulsa Underground Horror Festival) and “Best Director” (HorrorQuest).
Karen is currently working on financing a four-picture feature film slate under her new distribution company, Curio Distribution, which focuses on genre films created by female filmmakers.