“I felt a huge amount of support while at WIDC 2007, from the course and my fellow directors, and to still have the program behind me is a great way to make my first feature. The WIDC Feature Film Award was the missing funding link we needed.”
Katrin Bowen is a Vancouver based director whose award-winning films include feature films, RANDOM ACTS OF ROMANCE, AMAZON FALLS, and shorts FINANCIALLY STRAPPED, SPITTING REALITY, SOMEONE, ALMOST FORGOT MY BONES, and SANDCASTLE.
Released in fall 2012, the sexy and hilarious RANDOM ACTS OF ROMANCE was funded by Telefilm Canada. It has toured festivals and aired on Super Channel.
Co-produced by Bowen and Darren Reiter, and with the support of the WIDC Feature Film Award In 2011, Bowen won the Artistic Achievement Award for direction in her first feature film: AMAZON FALLS which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) and won the best debut feature at the 2011 Female Eye Film Festival.
Bowen directed the Gemini nominated slam poetry film SHANE with Shane Koyczan that opened the 2011 Doxa Festival.
Bowen is an alumna of the University of California at Berkeley, The Cannes Producing Intensive, Women In the Director’s Chair (WIDC), and the Berlinale Talent Campus.
OFF COURSE is an autobiographically inspired dramatic feature film set in Italy about a young model’s desperate hitch-hiking journey to get home and the charming man who gives her a ride through his own version of hell. Off Course has received development funding from Telefilm Canada, and was workshopped at WIDC in Banff.
BLACKBIRD is a dramatic feature film set amidst a world of nightlife and crime, as two DJs struggle with their demons, their families, their relationships… and fight to make the right choices.
ELLIS & LOUISE has received development funding from Telefilm Canada.