Katherine Sainte Marie is an Actor, Writer, and Director whose earliest influences spring from a childhood of reading gothic novels and starry-eyed poetry. Her fascination with storytelling led her to major in Film and Television production and minor in Acting in Southern California, where she presently works in post-production for Educational Television.
In 2013 she began creating new media for young adult audiences for her Youtube channel- Fairytales for Lost Girlz. The channel has been dedicated to making low-budget/proof of concept fairytales and fables reimagined through a modern lens.
More recently, under the banner of Questhaven Films, Katherine has moved into making films intended for the film festival circuit.
Much of her writing and directorial work focuses on the world of adolescent girls and examines social issues such as self-harm, anorexia, drug addiction, mental illness, gang violence, and sexual assault.
PROJECTS IN PRODUCTION/DEVELOPMENT
Current film in pre-production: Untitled Manson and Dennis Wilson project. A short film looking at Dennis Wilson’s involvement with Charles Manson and the Manson girls that inadvertently led to the Tate/LaBianca murders.
Current feature-length projects in development: Black Metal and The Darkest Side of the Rainbow. Black Metal is a psychological drama that was workshopped in early 2019 at the UCLA Extension screenwriter’s program. It centers on a teenage metal musician who after discovering her tragic beginnings rejects her adoptive parents and goes in search of her mysterious birth mother. The Darkest Side of the Rainbow is a nightmarish retelling of L. Frank Baum’s Wizard of Oz, about conspiracy and mind control.
PARTIAL ACTING RESUME (Full upon request)-
Re-Venge- Dir. Eric Ruiz
Darling, Darling, Wendy- Dir. Elise Robertson
The Nest- Dir. Yeeleng Xiong
Paper- Dir. Eric Birkemeirer
Ida's Flowers Funeral- Dir. K. Sainte Marie
The Companion- Dir. Charles Kudla
Freeway- Dir. Eric Smith
The Mousetrap- Lamplighters, San Diego
What the Butler Saw- Lamplighters, San Diego
Antony & Cleopatra- Lounge Theatre, Hollywood
The Glass Menagerie- Classical Theatre Lab, LA
Romeo & Juliet- Palomar Theatre, San Diego
Savage in Limbo- Stage L.A., Los Angeles
Harold Pinter's, A Night Out- Stage L.A., LA
Last Summer at Blue Fish Cove- Palomar Theatre, San Diego
Alice in Wonderland- Palomar Theatre, San Diego
Midnight Zone- The Underground Theatre, LA
The Wild Duck- Classical Theatre Lab, L.A.(Stage Read)
Andrew Benne- Meisner Technique (Current)
Nikolai Guzov- Michael Chekhov Technique (4 yrs.+)
Ivana Chubbuck Studio- Scene Study w/ Michael Monks
John Kirby Studio- Advanced Scene Study
Jamison Haase (L.A. On-Camera)- On Camera Auditioning
Upright Citizens Brigade- Improv Intensive w/ Will McLaughlin
Classical Theatre Lab- Artistic Director- Alexander Wells
Dialects/Accents- Kathleen S. Dunn