<%@LANGUAGE="JAVASCRIPT" CODEPAGE="1252"%> Kathi Carey Writer/Director

Kathi Carey is an award-winning writer/producer/director with several features currently in development. She started her filmmaking career with Reflections of a Life, which she wrote and directed (starring Linda Gray and Fred Lehne). It set a precedent by winning an award at its first festival. An intimate story of a woman who confronts the life-threatening diagnosis of breast cancer, Reflections continued winning awards and accolades at festivals all over the world. Her second film, WORTH, screened at 31 festivals, won 31 awards and was in the small pool of films eligible to be nominated for an Academy Award in 2011.

Since then she has written, produced and directed three more short films, two of which immediately started winning awards: Mr. Hopewell's Remedy and Dead Drop. She also produced and directed the long-running web series Casting Qs (44 episodes), the web series Mom & Me (12 episodes), several music videos and participated in two groundbreaking documentaries (140 and Beyond Borders). She is currently in post on the feature Garage Sale, a dark comedy. Most recently, she's been attached to direct the horror film in pre-production, Watch Me Play (which boasts many horror legends in its cast), and the dramatic feature, currently in development, Signs of Being, from an award-winning screenplay. Her completed feature screenplays include Because I'm Here With You, Stolen Paradise, Offline, One in Nine, Dark Night on Route 66 and E-Ticket.

Critics have responded beautifully to her projects. In fact, each of them has received recognition and acclaim on the festival circuit and the quality of work has allowed her to attract internationally recognized talent, including Golden Globe and Emmy nominees. Academy Award winner Dean Parisot had this to say about Kathi when she shadowed him: "I was absolutely impressed with her complete understanding and mastery of the filmmaking process. She is highly qualified and I will admit was mostly ahead of me during our time on set. I was lucky to have her there as I benefitted directly from her input during the process. She is enthusiastic, motivated and a pleasure to be with."

Kathi says, "It's important to me that each project I undertake not only entertain the audience but give them something extra. This is why, as a filmmaker, I gravitate towards stories that explore how the characters navigate the transformational turning points in their lives." Also, probably because that was her story: she was a child prodigy in music headed toward the concert stage when she picked up her dad's 8mm camera and there was no turning back--the destination was no longer Carnegie Hall, but Hollywood.

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