An accredited member of the Australian Directors Guild and Australian Writers Guild, Karen Borger is an award-winning filmmaker, a graduate of Sydney College of the Arts (SCA), the Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS) and the David Lynch Masters in Film (DLMA). She has enjoyed a successful career in the professional screen and media industries of Australia, Indonesia, Japan and the United States. As an Australian citizen and US Permanent Resident, Karen Borger is legally permitted to work in both countries.
In 2016, Karen drafted the screenplay for feature film 'Released' in New Mexico, USA and traveled across Australia directing episodes of the ABC3 series, 'This Is Me'.
Karen is currently developing and writing feature films, episodic series and MMO game projects for both Australia and US markets, and available for writing and directing projects.
Subsequently, Karen wrote feature screenplays under contract with Lotus Films. One feature project, 'Borrowed Light', with Karen as attached writer/director was invited to the prestigious 2006 FTO (Screen NSW) premium development program, mentored by screenwriters Robin Swicord, Laura Jones, Director Geoffrey Wright & Writer/Director Loné Scherfig.
In 2006, Karen won a national pitch competition for a cinematic project with SPAA and Universal Music for Australian music legends Tex Perkins, Don Walker and Charlie Owens. The film, 'All Is Forgiven' screened at the St Kilda Film Festival and chosen for the 'Best of the Fest' national touring festival, in the Woodford Festival, was awarded Best Film at the Wollombi Film Festival, and also screened in Canada as the companion short for John Hillcoat's celebrated feature film 'The Proposition' and on the ABC's Rage and the Sunday Arts program.
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