From Our Dark Side is excited to announce that we will be hosting a Facebook Live session with genre filmmaker Karen Lam (Mythos, Evangeline, Stained). Tune in to the From Our Dark Side Facebook Page at 1 pm PST on Tuesday, September 4th to listen to Karen discuss genre filmmaking as well ask all of your top genre film and writing questions.
Karen has worked full-time in the film and television industry since 2000. Starting her career as a producer and entertainment lawyer, Karen has produced four feature films, eight short films and three television series. Her first short film as a writer/director (“The Cabinet”) won the NSI Drama Prize in 2006. She has since written/directed seven short films, a music video, a documentary television series, two feature films — “Stained” (2010) and “Evangeline” (2013) — and a web series “Mythos” (2015).
Women in Film and Television – Vancouver recognized Karen’s artistic achievements and awarded her with the Artistic Innovation Award for Women in Film – in March 2013. Karen’s short films have garnered international awards and extensive screenings at international film festivals. The projects have been shown at festivals worldwide and won numerous awards, including “Best Film” and “Best Director.”
Although primarily working in fiction, Karen was the series director on the true crime documentary television series “Very Bad Men,” (2012) for ten episodes, produced by Make Believe Media in Vancouver, and broadcast on Investigation Discovery US and Canada. Karen’s latest feature film “Evangeline” premiered at the Monsters in Film Festival in Stockholm, Sweden, where she was invited to speak as a guest panelist on women in genre filmmaking. Evangeline has since been awarded “Best Director” and “Best Cinematography” at the Blood in the Snow Film Festival in Toronto, and was the opening gala feature film at the 2014 Vancouver Women in Film Festival.
Her latest venture, a web series “Mythos” (produced with the participation of TELUS Optik TV) won “Best Web Series” at the 2015 Leo Awards, and will be having its international festival premiere at the Marseilles Web Festival in October 2015.