Katharina was born and raised in Germany where she was adopted at 3 days old with a mixed background of Puertor-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 while working alongside top industry professionals and executives.
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.
“Bloody Hell” will launch her directorial debut with an intimate portrait following the emotional rollercoaster of a teenage girl transitioning into womanhood reflecting the director's distinct style and vision.