KATARZYNA KOCHANY (DGC) recently directed second unit on the Tier-A TV series GOOD WITCH (Hallmark/Netflix). She also directed second unit, guest-directed a scene for main unit, and is part of the producing team on THE MARIJUANA CONSPIRACY, based on a true story that took place in 1972, about a disturbing human experiment on a group of young women.
She has experience directing projects with VFX and stunts.
She directed all season 1 episodes the female-led genre show ZAHARA which was featured in FORBES Africa, won the IPF Pitch Pit competition, and was nominated for Best Digital Series at Blood In the Snow Film Festival, and best low budget series at T.O. Webfest 2020, is available on Amazon Prime Video USA and UK, and will soon premiere on Super Channel and Apple TV.
Katarzyna's directing work has played on CBC Television, Amazon Prime Video, Sofy TV and The BeBop Channel, and earned over 35 awards and 200 official selections at festivals, including two projects at the Oscar-qualifying Indy Shorts presented by Heartland Film. She has directed over 40 films that played at festivals in USA, Canada, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Cyprus, Denmark, Greece, India, Italy, Mexico, Portugal, Spain and Kingdom of Swaziland.
She is a member of the directors' caucus at the Directors Guild of Canada and a voting member of the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television. In 2015 she became the first Canadian member of Los Angeles-based Alliance of Women Directors.
As a first-generation immigrant with extensive experience working with diverse teams, Katarzyna’s work often touches on themes of ordinary people being caught in-between: between cultures, between loyalties, between tough choices.