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Kathi Carey's journey to award-winning writer/producer/director followed a circuitous route: she wrote stories and made films as a child, growing up in the SF Bay area, but as a child prodigy on the piano a career in music was expected. Moving to Los Angeles was the catalyst that would change her career path from music to film -- filmmaking career accelerated when she joined a prolific film & TV rep company as an actress. As with many rep companies talent wore many hats and it was here that she began to develop both the craft of writing & directing and her unique voice as she wrote & directed many episodes of the webisodes and TV pilots shopped by the company at NATPE. Directing films became the natural evolution, starting with her first film, which won an award at it’s first festival, and continuing with her second film Worth, which screened at 31 festivals and won 31 awards. Worth went on to qualify to be eligible to be nominated that year for an Academy Award. Kathi’s unique vision is lyrical, expressive; she has an uncanny grasp of rhythm, both of a scene and the overall piece (from her musical background); and, as a director, she is recognized as artistic, collaborative and precise.
Academy Award winner Dean Parisot said this about Kathi when she shadowed him: “I was absolutely impressed with her complete understanding and mastery of the filmmaking process.”
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