Assistant Professor, California State University
Film Director and Cinematographer, Metamorph Films, LLC
MFA, Science and Natural History Filmmaking, Montana State University
MA, Evolution, Ecology and Behavior, The University of Texas
BS, Integrative Biology, The University of Texas
Kathy Kasic is a director and cinematographer of documentaries and experimental films. She has shown her work at international festivals, museums, galleries and broadcast on television, including BBC, Discovery, PBS and National Geographic. Kathy’s artistic vision and passion for adventure have brought her to film off the bow of a ship, underwater in free-flowing mountain rivers, and soon to an unexplored subglacial lake in Antarctica. For the last two years she was the Director of Film Arts with Tippet Rise Art Center, a world-renowned 10,000-acre venue for large-scale sculpture and classical music, where she directed over 80 short films. She is currently an Assistant Professor at California State University in Sacramento. Prior to working at CSUS, she taught film production for six years at Montana State University and was the founding director of the Center for the Communication of Science. Before becoming a filmmaker, Kathy was a biologist and researched the nocturnal behavior of a frog species found in the Amazon, work that was highlighted as an article in Nature and The New York Times. Her core practice is on the development of conceptual documentary and experimental films that emphasize an engagement with the senses.