Independent producer KATARINA SOUKUP founded Catbird Productions in 2006 with a desire to produce exciting, socially relevant independent documentaries, shorts, and transmedia projects that push the boundaries of their respective genres. She brings with her almost ten years of experience as documentary and multimedia producer with Igloolik Isuma Productions, the award-winning creative team behind the Canadian cinema classic Atanarjuat The Fast Runner (2000), winner of the Camera d’or at Cannes 2001. Under Catbird, she has already produced Umiaq Skin Boat (World Premiere, Hot Docs 2008) by Jobie Weetaluktuk and Tusarnituuq! Nagano in the Land of the Inuit (2009), a documentary by Félix Lajeunesse about the Montreal Symphony Orchestra and conductor Kent Nagano’s first ever tour of the Canadian Arctic.

Before focusing on filmmaking, Soukup’s sound art projects, such as Radio Bicyclette, Live from the Tundra, and Arctic Phonographies were presented at art venues in Austria, Germany, Japan, the Netherlands, the Czech Republic, the USA, and in Canada at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO). Keen attention to sound remains an essential aspect of all her films.

Soukup is currently developing a number of projects for Catbird, including the cross-platform documentary Under the City in partnership with Radio-Canada, the National Film Board of Canada, and Concordia’s Mobile Media Lab. She holds an MA in Media Studies from Concordia University, Montreal.

Research interests:

documentary, mobile computing, locative media, augmented reality, urban sustainability


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