Karen Borger was selected for the David Lynch MA in Film 2015.
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Previously she forged a successful career as an award-winning filmmaker; writing, directing and co-producing short films, documentaries & high-end TV commercials in Australia and Asia before relocating to the United States in 2007.
In the US Karen worked as video director with the Original Content division of Disney Interactive Media Group, as producer/director on webisodes for Voyage.tv in the Caribbean, and with Advanced Projects WDPRO (Disney) as media designer (producer/director). She also contributed to Research & Development think-tanks for multimedia cross-platform project development with Disney Imagineers.
Karen's forte as a Writer/Director lies in creating a realm of insightful stories told through inspired visuals and performances. A distinctive eye developed during time as a photographer, coupled with a love of classic cinematic language results in a timeless appeal. She has an accomplished grasp of CGI & new media technology. Her passion as a Producer is for the development of projects and cross-platform digital media that unites the best methodologies of film-making and the latest in interactive media to provide fully-enhanced and creatively developed entertainment experiences. Karen works between Australia and the US, with the ambition of producing engaging projects with international story lines.
Karen was lecturer of Screen and Media at Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education in the Northern Territory, Australia during 2012-2014.
Karen co-founded the Share Your Voice Foundation and is co-creator of the Empowerment through Performance ™ workshop program for at-risk teens in Montana USA and was also co-founded of Self by Self Art global social media art project currently in development.
Karen was President of the AFTRS alumni association (The Network) from 2003-6, and acted as Regional Film Commissioner at Film Mid North Coast, NSW Australia in 2004.
Mahararishi University of Management
Australian Film Television & Radio School
University of Technology