Karen has worked in the film industry for over 7 years. Works on many independent projects but will go wherever an opportunity takes her. Beginning 2016, Karen is now a member of the IATSE Local 161 as a Script Supervisor. As a point of pride, one of her projects, FIVE, won Best Short Film at the 2014 Nollywood & African Film Critics’ Awards, commonly known as The African Oscars. Karen looks forward to many years of fulfilling work in the entertainment industry.
Name: Karen M. Cantley
Lives in: Atlanta, Georgia
Occupation: Script Supervisor
The Reins Maker
Film by Caleb Johnson (Drama and Family) First Assistant Director The Reins Maker (TRM) is a Redemptive Family Film by Fire Catcher Productions (FCP). TRM is a heartwarming story based on the courage, faith, and redemption of a young girl who faces almost insurmountable odds in following her dream to be a great jockey. Written by M.T. Arnold
Television (Drama) Script Supervisor Finally facing his conservative nature, a prominent black attorney switches parties to make a bid for governor of Georgia. Running is a politically driven David & Goliath drama about best friends who take on the powerful political machine of state politics and fight to stay alive as the sharks begin to circle.
The Miki Howard Story
Film by Christine Swanson (Biography) Script Supervisor
Film by Amariah Olson (Thriller) Script Supervisor
Film by Matt Green (Horror) Script Supervisor Two "foodie" brothers kidnap and torture those who ruin their "dining experience".
Life Twirls On
Television (Comedy) Script Supervisor Three grown sisters who share the same last name of Brown, are suddenly forced to move in together after the most successful sister has a nervous breakdown from ending a 1-day marriage.
Television (Crime) Script Supervisor Lives crumble around criminal defense attorney: Ted Johnson as he represents those accused of crimes that mirror his past and is forced to stare deep into the sinful eyes of Atlanta.
Time Team America
Television (Reality-TV) Miscellaneous Crew
Film by Deronte Smith (Horror and Thriller) Line Producer The rumored daughter of Sarah Good, the first witch to be tried and hung during the Salem Witch trials, lives and commands the spirit world at her fingertips. Irene, as she is known, must sacrifice the lives of a small group of youths every 30 years for preserving her own youthful appearance, powers and prosperity. On this day, Irene sets the bait for Dalton, an unassuming young man looking for closure in his brother's accidental death. She promises Dalton the allure of reconnecting with his deceased sibling while suggesting he bring his friends along for the show. Sam, Dalton's closest friend, ignores the warning signs, tags along for the ride and finds herself the only person left alive after a night of gruesome events.
Film by Carla Saunders (Short and Thriller) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Looking Into the Abyss
Film by Tejas Patel (Short, Crime and Drama) Producer A contract hacker is hired by the mafia to set up the kidnapping of a Russian camgirl.
Advocate & Solicitor
Television by Roslyn D. Evans (Drama) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director An all female high- profile law firm is headed by two powerful and prominent women, one whose alternate blood type is greed and the other who lives by the oath of justice.
The Ghost Club: Spirits Never Die
Film by Hank Blumenthal (Horror, Mystery and Thriller) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director The Ghost Club, an ancient organization of ghost explorers that included Charles Dickens and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle continue there brand in a prime time ghost show. A transmedia story told across augmented reality games, webisodes, web sites, and alternate reality games the first episode of the movie series: The Ghost Club: Spirits Never Die is the episode that rocked the old club in new ways. William Forsythe as the caretaker takes the crew on a sexy thrill ride they didn't expect. Written by Anonymous
Infintile of I
Film by Tony Aaron II (Short, Drama, Sci-Fi and Thriller) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director A short film about the memories & thoughts of a man trapped inside a mysterious building, & his efforts to escape.
Dark Child the Short Film
Film by Travis Hunter (Drama and Short) Script Supervisor Someone is stealing poor black babies and selling them on the black market but no one seems to care. That is until they steal the wrong baby.
Film by Jason Hinshaw (Short and Sci-Fi) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director The end of the human race has begun. No one knows how it happened or where it came from, but for 2 soldiers delivering the most important message they've ever carried, how the human race turned on itself is irrelevant; all that matters is the message. Then they come across a group of survivors on the road to civilization. In a world where the human race is on the ropes, and anyone can be the enemy, trust can be the most dangerous thing to do. Written by Jason Hinshaw
Film by B.J. Winfrey (Short, Crime and Drama) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director An escaped convict, holed up in a house in the middle of nowhere, concocts a rather shocking plan.
Television (Drama) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Film by Robinson Vil (Drama and Family) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director "life.less" focuses on the demise of young children through: sex trade, child molestation and child prostitution. The story depicts the life of a young teenage girl "Myong-hee" (Jennifer Sun Bell) who was abused and terrified by close members of her family at a young age. When she runs away from her home, (her safe haven, supposedly) in her early teens. She finds herself in even greater danger on the streets, where predators and opportunists await vulnerable girls like her. With all odds against her, she must now fight for her sanity and must decide what will become of her life: a victim or a survivor? Written by Robinson Vil
Requiem for Herstory
Film by Minji Kang (Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy and 2 More) Set Dresser a young girl; a lover of music, yearns for some sense of peace and identity while suffering under the oppression of mother's demands. with a little help from her dreams and the music she loves the most, she transcends her anguish via an uncanny metamorphosis. Written by Anonymous
The Dead Shift
Film by Doug Allen Walker (Short and Horror) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
NAFCA "Best Short Film" for FIVE
University of Georgia (Athens, GA)