Katya Kesten

Katya Kesten

Filmmaker, Interdisciplinary Artist, Wordsmith, Voice Actress
Filmmaker, Documentary Filmmaker, Director, Translator, Subtitler, Voice Actor and Script Consultant

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February 2021
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About Katya

Katya Kesten is a Russian-American filmmaker ("On-the-Go with Dmitri Kourliandski," "Bludenz") and interdisciplinary artist ("Passions Variations," "In Bloom") who works with humanity's eternal questions as related to the zeitgeist.

Kesten is also a wordsmith that helps other creatives in film, theater, and contemporary art:
*Creative/Literary translation (Russian into native U.S. English)
*Adaptation/Localization/Transcreation
*Editing/Rewriting
*Voiceover/Dubbing
*Script Analysis
*Script Consulting

COLLABS:
Discovery Channel, Moya Planeta Channel, Pyatnitsa Channel, Match TV, Newmen Media, Moscow FM 105.2, Nargis Magazine, Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Theatre of Nations, Dreambrand Studio, 2SHARP Studio, PPVFX, Journey Agency, SIGNAL/ONY Agency, Teatr.doc, Moscow-City Museum, Revolution Production, Cineminers Media, Donemus Music, N’Caged Ensemble, Philip Treacy London, Kalacheva Art School, Zeitgeist19;

game developers;

contemporary art institutions, artists, and curators;

screenwriters, directors, and producers, I've helped gain recognition/receive funding at film festivals, film markets, pitching sessions, and development labs.

FORMER:
*Editor-in-Chief, Creative Producer, and Morning Show Host at Capital FM 105.3, Moscow
*Columnist at The Russian Forward (now the Forward Newspaper), New York

Unique traits: Fully bilingual and bicultural: Russian (Moscow accent) and English (CA accent). Conversational Spanish + a bit of French, Hebrew, and Mallorquin.

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Education

  • Marina Razbezhkina and Mikhail Ugarov School of Documentary Film and Theater
    (2013-2015)

  • Higher Courses for Directors and Screenwriters
    (2013-2015)

  • University of Southern California
    (2003-2008)

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