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About


Katina is a filmmaker and empowerer of empowerers.

 

She directed her first film in Kenya while conducting research on exorcism rituals by indigenous Swahili doctors. After graduating from college she worked as an international documentary producer at the United Nations and for several independent directors. 

 

She forayed from the documentary world into the commercial world when she met Everynone director Daniel Mercadante. The two developed a partnership and now direct short films and commercials together as The Mercadantes.

 

As a director, Katina tells stories which illuminate the hidden joys of human existence. Whether a short art film or a multinational commercial, she is adamant about maintaining integrity to the core essence of the message, which at its root must be positive and inspirational. 

 

As an empowerer of empowerers, Katina helps enlightened leaders discover their true core virtue and develop strategies to maximize their impact and expand their abundance.

 

Katina was born in Berkeley, CA and graduated from Amherst College with a degree in Black Studies and Fine Art.  She speaks Swahili and Spanish. She and her husband live in Mill Valley, California.

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About


Katina is a filmmaker and empowerer of empowerers.

 

She directed her first film in Kenya while conducting research on exorcism rituals by indigenous Swahili doctors. After graduating from college she worked as an international documentary producer at the United Nations and for several independent directors. 

 

She forayed from the documentary world into the commercial world when she met Everynone director Daniel Mercadante. The two developed a partnership and now direct short films and commercials together as The Mercadantes.

 

As a director, Katina tells stories which illuminate the hidden joys of human existence. Whether a short art film or a multinational commercial, she is adamant about maintaining integrity to the core essence of the message, which at its root must be positive and inspirational. 

 

As an empowerer of empowerers, Katina helps enlightened leaders discover their true core virtue and develop strategies to maximize their impact and expand their abundance.

 

Katina was born in Berkeley, CA and graduated from Amherst College with a degree in Black Studies and Fine Art.  She speaks Swahili and Spanish. She and her husband live in Mill Valley, California.

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Awards


AWARDS

2016 TED Conference selects "FIVE" to screen at TED 2016: Dream in Vancouver, B.C.

2015 Nominee for Directors Guild of America Award -  "Directorial Achievement in Commercials" 

2014 Winner Grand CLIO Award for direction of Dicks Sporting Goods, “Sports Matters” 

2012 Selected TED Ads Worth Spreading—"Prudential: Day One"

2012 Winner Cannes Lions—Gold Integrated Lion—“Prudential: Day One” as associate producer

2008 Winner ‘Best Narrative Feature Film’ at the Los Angeles Film Festival for producing the film, “Wah Do Dem”

2007 Winner Amherst College Edward T Jones prize for excellence in thesis for the project and film ‘Sitafuga ndwele na waganga tele (I shall not suffer illness while doctors abound): The World Health Organization and Indigenous Medicine in East Africa’

Awards


AWARDS

2016 TED Conference selects "FIVE" to screen at TED 2016: Dream in Vancouver, B.C.

2015 Nominee for Directors Guild of America Award -  "Directorial Achievement in Commercials" 

2014 Winner Grand CLIO Award for direction of Dicks Sporting Goods, “Sports Matters” 

2012 Selected TED Ads Worth Spreading—"Prudential: Day One"

2012 Winner Cannes Lions—Gold Integrated Lion—“Prudential: Day One” as associate producer

2008 Winner ‘Best Narrative Feature Film’ at the Los Angeles Film Festival for producing the film, “Wah Do Dem”

2007 Winner Amherst College Edward T Jones prize for excellence in thesis for the project and film ‘Sitafuga ndwele na waganga tele (I shall not suffer illness while doctors abound): The World Health Organization and Indigenous Medicine in East Africa’

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Contact


 

 

See more of Katina's filmmaking here:
The Mercadantes


Direct Contact:
katina@themercadantes.com


Commercial Representation:
Park Pictures

 

Contact


 

 

See more of Katina's filmmaking here:
The Mercadantes


Direct Contact:
katina@themercadantes.com


Commercial Representation:
Park Pictures