BIOGRAPHY

KAREN LAM

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 five 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, “Very Bad Men” (2012) a true-crime documentary series for Investigation Discovery (US), a web series “Mythos” (2015) created for TELUS and three feature films -- “Stained” (2010), “Evangeline” (2013) and “The Curse of Willow Song” (to be released in the fall of 2019).

In 2016, Karen entered into the world of television drama, first working as a story editor for the SYFY series “Van Helsing” under showrunners Neil Labute and Simon Barry.  She was a staff writer and writer on two episodes of Simon Barry’s SYFY series “Ghost Wars,” now streaming on Netflix worldwide.  In the fall of 2018, she was commissioned to write and direct a short film tribute to Sandra Oh entitled “Sandra Oh:  Inspiration,” which premiered at the Governor Generals Performing Arts Awards in Ottawa in April 2019.  Karen is currently in development on two true crime series.

FILMOGRAPHY

SANDRA OH, INSPIRATION
2019 - Writer / Director

Short Film

THE CURSE OF WILLOW SONG
2018 - Writer / Director

Feature Film

VAN HELSING
2016 - Story Editor

TV Series (Season 1) NETFLIX

MY VINTAGE
2015 - Director

TV Series – music doc

MYTHOS
2015 - Writer / Director

Web Series

BLACK IS THE COLOUR
2013 - Director

Music Video

STALLED
2013 - Director

Short Film

VERY BAD MEN
2012 - Series Director

TV Series – true crime NETFLIX

DOLL PARTS
2011 - Writer / Director

Short Film

THE CABINET
2007 - Writer / Director

 Short Film​

GHOST WARS
2017 - Story Editor / Writer

TV Series (Season 1) NETFLIX

NEEDLE TIME
2015 - Director

TV Series – music doc

CHIRAL
2015 - Writer / Director

Short Film

EVANGELINE
2014 - Writer / Director

Feature Film

THE PIT: A STUDY IN HORROR
2013 - Co-Director

Short Film

THE MEETING
2013 - Writer / Director

Short Film

THE STOLEN
2012 - Writer / Director

Short Film

STAINED
2010 - Writer / Director

Feature Film

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