Karuna's philosophy is simple: deliver high production value, regardless of project budget. She achieves that through building close relationships with crew, cast and vendors, maintaining a hand's-on work ethic and always keeping the set an environment where everyone enjoys spending their time.
Karuna's producing and line producing credits include a number of feature-length narratives and documentaries (with budgets ranging from $80,000 to $3 million), as well as an array of music videos, commercials and webisodes. She has also directed and edited award-winning documentaries. She's adept at working in many states and climes, from remote Colorado peaks to Caribbean high seas to crowded Santa Monica streets.
Services include: Producing, line producing, Movie Magic/EP budgeting (including script breakdown and schedule), production managing, editing and writing. Additional areas of consultation include: script development, casting, business memorandums, marketing and distribution, just to name a few. And if you happen to be shooting in Southern California, SAG, child labor laws and location permits and managing.
Years of production experience: 9 (7 years producing).
Base: Boulder, CO and mountains, with extensive experience in Los Angeles, Utah and Florida.
Features (narrative): "Breathless" staring Val Kilmer and Ray Liotta (2012), "Beyond Redemption," "Regrets of White Camellias" staring Cybill Shepherd (2011), "White Knight" starring Tom Sizemore (2011) "Getting that Girl" (2010) Portal (2010) "InAlienable" created by Walter Koenig (2008) "Choose Connor" staring Steven Weber (2007) "Mr. Blue Sky (2007) staring Richard Karn and "Wrestle Maniac" 2006.
Documentaries: "6 Days in a Park" (2008) Beauty Mark (2006) The Guerrero Project (2004).
TV: "Expedition Great White, " National Geographic Channel (as associate producer and additional writer).
Short Form Highlights: Samsung, Chivas Soccer, Cola Turka, Flexi Shoes, Los Rielereos Del Norte, Los Tigres Del Norte (both chart-topping Latin music videos), and M.C. Hammer.
Prior to working in the film industry, Karuna was a freelance writer and editor for print, including many Colorado and outdoor publications. She graduated with a B.A. in journalism from the University of Montana, Missoula.