karenborger

FILMMAKER

PREVIOUS FILMS & SERIES

THIS IS ME   
An Australian series produced by Air Pig Productions, premiered in 2016 on ABC ME (formerly ABC3)
It 
showcases young Australians in an entertaining factual short-form format, as they share their thoughts about their life, friends and family.

On set with Researcher Max Schintler, Producer Sally Browning, young Australian Tjiirdm and DP Jim Frater.

100 MILES TO LORDSBURG

On location during February, 2015 in Hot Springs, California for the short film, which I directed, with Producer/Writer Brad Littlefield. 

The film screened in festivals to much success during 2016.

https://vimeo.com/130567596

A feature screenplay 'The Green Book' is currently in development. 

http://greenbookmovie.com/

EIGHT AND A HALF CIRCLES

On set, as Co-Producer and 1st AD for this DLMA film, written and directed by Gregor Kresal. The film was shot in the US, France & Slovenia, and released to international film festival success in late 2016. 
A climber reflects of Dante's Inferno in  this psychological drama, telling the story of a professional mountain climber who, having lost all his climber friends over the years, finally faces this reality.
https://theaudienceawards.com/films/8halfcircles-100310
ALL IS FORGIVEN 2006 Short (St Kilda,  
Wollombi, Toronto Woodford & ABC TV).
Enter a parallel universe where feminine desires hold sway. Instead of watching sex shows, as men do in present day, in this realm women seek out the experience of watching men open their hearts and singing laments of bygone times. A mysterious young woman appears and her past slowly unravels.
SERENDIPITY 1992 Short 
Judy is 7, and about to take her First Holy Communion. In her realm, rituals are stolen from adults and invested with peculiar magic. When no-one can answer her questions, Judy seeks her own truth.

THE LAST TRUE ACTION HERO 

1995 Documentary SBS TV

'Seven feet tall and bullet proof'... that's the way one new recruit describes how it feels to become a firefighter. This documentary delves into the fascinating history and intriguing world of the Australia fire fighter and their often obsessive and quirky fans to whom they are sex symbols and real heroes.
THE LAST NEWSREEL 1990 Documentary (MIFF)

When Australian newsreel No. 2032 hit the screen on Opening Night at MIFF the audience witnessed the end of an era.  A cinematic tribute to some pioneers of Australian cinema.

UNIFORM 1985 Short (MIFF 1986)

Prejudice infiltrates the playground. A new girl, once the victim, turns the tables on her tormentors and injustice reigns supreme. A succinct and visually surreal study of peer group pressure, prejudice and fascist tendencies in the schoolyard.

CROSSING THE LINE 1986 (MIFF 1986)

The life of an old female railroad office worker is recreated through flashbacks. The co-existence of past and present merge. This was the first 16mm film by Karen Borger, Graduate of Sydney College of the Arts. 

Advertising Awards

 PROJECTS IN POST & DEVELOPMENT 

NEWSRAVEN

Why try to fit in when you were born to stand out?

During a time of endemic villainy in 1930s Hollywood, one ace crime reporter, Audrey Corbeau - 
a dame with smarts and moxie to spare, easily foils the perp's ruses and gets the story out...

On the set of 'Newsraven' in Iowa, USA with DP Chandler Baucom while shooting the teaser-trailer. 


The episodic series is in development during 2017.


http://newsraven.webs.com/



R E L E A S E D

Feature screenplay in development

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Sometimes the memory of the dead seems more real than the life you are living . . .