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 recently premiered as part of the Telefilm “Perspective Canada” showcase at the Cannes Film Market. The film is being distributed by E1 (Canada) and is represented by Horizon Motion Pictures (International). She is completing her second short film as a writer/director, “Doll Parts” which will be released in March 2011. She is currently in pre-production on two feature films: “Evangeline” and “Covet, which are slated to go into production in the summer and fall of 2011.