Hey, I'm Katia!

Riverside, California

I graduated with a degree in Fine Arts from Federal University of Rio De Janeiro Brazil. Since that time, I have worked in theater and has also taught Scene Design, Costume Design and Basic Lighting for Theatre at the Criar Institute in Brazil. While in Brazil, I was invited to assist the producer of Brazilian Singer Elaine Guedes for her concert at the Municipal Theatre of Niteroi, RJ as well as the producer of Ricky Martin's concert on Feb. 2nd, 1997, in Rio De Janeiro. I was invited by the management staff of Ricky Martin, to assist them personally during the shoot of a Pepsi-Cola commercial in which Ricky Martin starred
I discovered my passion for film producing while taking a course given by the filmmaker Chris Rodrigues from which I ended up producing two shorts and assisting in one feature still in Brazil. I came to America to improve my skills in film producing by taking a certificated program of courses in Film and TV at UCLA Extension, which has led me to Internships in TV and Film productions such as Crush (2000) from USA Network, Jane Bond (2001), a short film from Trillion Entertainment. I also worked on various independent projects such as 'Crazy Jane' (digital feature), as 2nd Assistant Director, and 'Sin in My Eyes' (also a digital feature), as 1st Assistant Director.


I had the opportunity to work in the production offices of Lynda Obst (Lynda Obst Productions), based out of Paramount Pictures, and in the personal office of Executive Producer Dan Halsted (Halsted Pictures) (Witchblade(2000), The Day Reagan Was Shot (2001) etc.).
​In 2013, I have fallen in love with ASL (American Sign Language) and have been working with Deaf actors and crew, producing some of the most inspiring films of my career. "The Strength Within You" film-series has evolved into many opportunities including, writing, directing, editing and acting, while creating some empowering messages through the art of motion pictures.

My Projects

Projects I'm Supporting

Romance Analyst

New York City, New York Film Feature

A platonic love triangle between a woman, her best friend, and her therapist.


This project got the green light!

Rendezvous in Chicago: Three Tales of Love in the Windy City

Chicago, Illinois Film Feature
Drama, Romantic Comedy

RENDEZVOUS IN CHICAGO is a short comedic feature comprised of three vignettes, each corresponding to the different phases of a relationship.


This project got the green light!

Ring is now STALLED

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Comedy, Romantic Comedy

Two strangers on dates from hell bond in the women's bathroom over their issues with love.


This project got the green light!

Comedic Timing

Los Angeles, California Series

An improv teacher helps her all-women class sort out their personal lives as hers careens out of control.


This project got the green light!


Los Angeles, California Film Short
Comedy, Drama

Maia prolly killed her Nana.


This project got the green light!

Talk to the Hands

Riverside, California Film Feature
Comedy, Romance

When a couple is in love, different languages and cultures just fall on deaf ears, for real!


This project got the green light!


Los Angeles, California Film Short
Drama, Fantasy

A mermaid is asked to use her powers of hypnosis to help a woman forget her son who was killed by a police officer.


This project got the green light!


Los Angeles, California Film Feature

A young woman, exhausted by her daily fight to survive, embraces violence when she enters a MMA tournament.


This project got the green light!


Los Angeles, California Film Short
Comedy, Drama

Frankie, a single woman in her late 30’s, discovers that due to an infertility issue, motherhood is suddenly a matter of now or never.


This project got the green light!


Los Angeles, California Film Feature
Comedy, Drama

An Iranian student’s F1 visa gets revoked, forcing a family friend to babysit her for a weekend of LA adventures before being deported.


This project got the green light!

High Note

Friday Harbor, Washington Film Feature
Crime, Musical

Just your everyday druggie, dramedy, indie musical filled to the brim with Germans, Jesus, banjos, bongos, and backstabbings.


This project got the green light!

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