about | cv

DIRECTOR | PRODUCER | ON-CAMERA HOST

After studies in Directing and Writing for Screen and Theatre at UNITEC Auckland and graduating with a degree in Theatre Directing at the Academy of Arts in Belgrade, Katarina obtained a Master’s degree in Multimedia Journalism at Bournemouth University (UK).

In theatre she directed Shakespeare, Lorca, Buzzati and Chekhov but concluding with a play by Milena Depolo – a pioneering project in Serbian theatre dealing with the subject of the inclusion of children with Down syndrome, Katarina shifts her focus solely on the  documentary film.

As Head of Production in VICE Serbia since its launch in 2014, Katarina participates in establishing the production and later focuses solely to the creative process of the production as Supervising Producer, overseeing all of the production’s films and strengthening the required VICE film style and format. Meanwhile she produces-directs and hosts her own documentaries broadcast on various VICE platforms.

Katarina was born on May 24th in Belgrade where she lives and works. She is bilingual in English and Serbian and fluent in French (DELF).

 
EXPERIENCE ON TELEVISION & ONLINE

Documentaries while in VICE Serbia 2014-2017, broadcast on Prva Srpska TV:

Show reel can be found here

Directed and hosted documentary mini-series Katarinin izbor

  • Producer and director at BELEF (Belgrade Summer Festival) 2011 and 2012

Directed “The Chronicles of BELEF broadcast on RTV Studio B and BELEF AV21

“Who Is Laurette?” by F. Cadier/M. Depolo, “Birdcage” by J. Poiret, “The Love of Don Perlimplin and Belisa in His Garden” by F. G. Lorca, “Inya Saves Christmas”, “Romanticisms”, selected texts from the Russian Avanguard, “Crime on Goat Island“ by U. Betti, “Something Beginning with L“ by D. Buzzati, “Shakespeare Files”, selected scenes from W. Shakespeare’s comedies

LANGUAGES

Serbian, English, French (conversational), Croatian/Bosnian/Montenegrin (native-like)

 
INTERNSHIPS
  • Intern Researcher on Channel4’s Unreported World series (Quicksilver Media Productions), Oxford 2010
  • Intern on Five News (Channel Five), London 2010
  • Intern on Sky Arts, London 2010
 
EDUCATION
  • MA in Multimedia Journalism (BJTC Accredited), Bournemouth University UK 2010. Course based on convergence of reporting in Television, Radio and Online Journalism.
  • One World Media, undertook a workshop covering issues related to reporting and filming in the developing world, UK 2010
  • BA in Theatre Directing, Academy of Arts in Belgrade (Prof. Nikita Milivojevic) 2004
  • Directing and Writing for Screen and Theatre, Bachelor of Performing and Screen Arts, UNITEC. Auckland, New Zealand 1998/99
  • Westerford High School, Cape Town RSA
  • Frank Joubert Art School (Painting), Cape Town RSA
  • Grade 8 Piano, “Josif Marinkovic” Music School, Belgrade