Katharina was born and raised in Germany where she was adopted at 3 days old with a mixed background of Puerto-Rican, Brazilian and Greek origin. She has since traveled the world following her roots and has lived in Puerto Rico, London and the US.
She received her bachelor of arts degree in Marketing Communications in 2010. During her studies she developed a passion for storytelling and creative thinking which paved the path to the film industry where she began her career working in production.
After filming “The Grand Budapest Hotel” with Wes Anderson she relocated to London where she continued working as an Assistant Director for Warner Bros. on major motion pictures such as “The Legend of Tarzan” and “Fantastic Beast and Where to Find Them” and was later asked to take over as the Director’s Assistant.
During this role she was heavily involved in the pre- and post production process and gained experience through all stages of film making.
After years of on set and production experience Katharina has been focusing on developing her own projects aiming to add a strong female voice to the male dominated film industry.
The short film “Bloody Hell” has launch her directorial debut with great online success reflecting the director’s distinct style and vision. The poetic portrait following the emotional rollercoaster of a teenage girl transitioning into womanhood has gained passionate social media & press support and was shared by celebrities such as Margot Robbie via Instagram.