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
Film Director, Tippet Rise Art Center, Fishtail, Montana
Assistant Teaching Professor, Montana State University
Founding Director, Center for the Communication of Science, Montana State University
Kathy Kasic is a director, cinematographer, and editor of documentaries and experimental films. She is a faculty member at Montana State University and a film director with Tippet Rise Art Center, a world-renowned 10,000 acre venue for large-scale sculpture and classical music, based in a remote area of Montana. There she directs art films, documentaries and performance videos and oversees the film internship program. 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. Her core practice is on the development of conceptual documentary and experimental films that emphasize an engagement with the senses. 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. Since becoming a filmmaker, she has shown her work at international festivals, museums, galleries and broadcast on television, including BBC, Discovery and National Geographic. Within the film department at MSU she has taught advanced cinematography, graduate documentary production, undergraduate documentary production, senior fiction production, production management and intro to film aesthetics with an emphasis on fiction production.