Karina Castan

Karina Castan

Gondola Productions
Production Designer, Prop Master, Art Department Coordinator, Director, Art Director, Filmmaker and Musician

Denver, Colorado

Member Since:
July 2015
Last online:
> 2 weeks ago
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About Karina

Karina graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts, (Film major), from the University of Tasmania, she has written/directed her own short films, music videos, documentaries and an animation. She has skills in production design, directing, writing, editing, drawing and is adept at Canon DSLR's, Photoshop, Movie Magic and Final Cut Pro X.

Unique traits: I can speak French and can play five different musical instruments I've ridden my bicycle around Australia


  • Spoken Word Poets

    Spoken Word Poets (2016)
    Documentary by Being Films (Documentary) Production Designer

  • Respect Your Elders

    Respect Your Elders (2016)
    Documentary by Karina Castan (Documentary and Family) Director/ Production Designer An insight into the wisdom and philosophy of six family members, all of whom are over 75.

  • Of Dust and Bones

    Of Dust and Bones (2016)
    Film by Diane Bell (Drama) Art department A desert recluse is visited by her dead husband's best friend and fellow Syrian war journalist, who comes with an unwelcome agenda.

  • Level Four

    Level Four (2016)
    by Gondola Productions Director/ Production Designer Asher's habitual and inconsequential trips down the elevator are interrupted by his visions of intimate encounters with his past lover.

  • Fear and Loathing in Ghost Vegas

    Fear and Loathing in Ghost Vegas (2015)
    Film by Nick Dragon (Comedy and Short) Actress/Production Assistant A psychedelic re-imagining of the Ghostbusters' visit with the Mayor of New York from the original movie. This is SCENE 18b of the feature length parody/tribute "Not Ghostbusters - the 23 Directors' Cut".

  • True Love Waits

    True Love Waits (2015)
    Film by Dan Duarte (Sci-Fi and Short) Composer/Assistant Director A man is caught between two worlds after a "being from another place" enters his life.

  • Wolf Peak

    Wolf Peak (2015)
    Film (short) by Dirt Totem Productions (Horror and Short) Script Supervisor A young couple goes for a hike on an auspicious day.

  • Forgive Me Father

    Forgive Me Father (2015)
    Film (short) by Santho Goonewarden Production Designer

  • Hollow

    Hollow (2015)
    Film (short) by Timothy Gaer Assistant Director

  • B68XM

    B68XM (2014)
    Film by Karina Castan (Mystery, Thriller and Short) Director/Production Designer Jake is driving on a rural road when he is pulled over by a policeman for speeding, his van is searched and it appears the policeman discovers an illicit substance, this leads to unexpected consequences.

  • Ian Dundas: Mudbrick Maker

    Ian Dundas: Mudbrick Maker (2014)
    Film by Karina Castan (Documentary and Short) Director/ Production Designer A rural Tasmanian builds his own house over 40 years and builds mud bricks by hand.

  • Mombassa on the Line

    Mombassa on the Line (2013)
    Film by Karina Castan (Animation and Short) Animator/Editor A stop motion drawing animation made for Australian Centre for the Moving Image 'Cut to the Beat' Music Video Competition. Appeared at Kingston Film Festival, New York

  • 7000 - A Portrait of Share Houses in Hobart

    7000 - A Portrait of Share Houses in Hobart (2013)
    Film (short) by Karina Castan Director/Production Designer


  • Regional Poetry Slam Champion (Western Australia)

  • Australian Centre for the Moving Image, music video award

  • Kingston Film Festival, New York (screening)

  • State Poetry Slam Champion (Tasmania)

  • State Poetry Slam Champion (Tasmania)

  • State Poetry Slam Champion (Tasmania)


  • Monash University, Melbourne

  • University of Tasmania

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