Photos with Kari Skogland
Kari was named by Hollywood Reporter as one of its "Ten Directors to Watch" for her debut as writer-director of Liberty Stands Still (Wesley Snipes, Linda Fiorentino - Lionsgate). As Writer, Director, Producer, Kari's most recent film Fifty Dead Men Walking (starring Sir Ben Kingsley, Jim Sturgess), premiered at a Gala at the Toronto International Film Festival, named one of the Top Ten, Won the Vancouver Film Festival top prize and DGC Best Director and a Genie for Best Adapted screenplay. The film was nominated for 7 Genie awards (won 2) and was nominated for a Spirit Award. Read more... as director, writer, producer), an adaptation of the best selling book The Stone Angel, starring Ellen Burstyn, Ellen Page, (Vivendi) premiered at the Toronto Film Festival- Kari was nominated for DGC Best Director/Best Film and several Genies including Best Actress and WGC for Best Screenplay, it won a Genie for Best Music. Premium: Kari just wrapped a 6 part event mini series: Sons of Liberty for A&E/History and directed all six parts. Kari's TV pilot Shattered (Global) was nominated for 3 Gemini's including best Director and she was then nominated for a CSA for best director on The Listener and won DGC"s Best Drama Series for her work on Borgia's and won Best Director for the mini series Terminal City. Her latest Television work includes Borgia's (Showtime) Boardwalk Empire (HBO), The Killing (AMC) Under the Dome (CBS) Vikings (MGM/History) Power - starring 50Cent (Starz) Kari's career began in Canada by directing award winning commercials and music videos. She then moved into television where she was the lead director on the enormously successful and multi-award winning series Traders (nominated for 9 Geminis including Best Director and won Best Series). White Lies, a movie for CBC, was nominated for several Geminis and an International Emmy and won a Tout Ecran. Her films The Size of Watermelons starring Donal Logue and Paul Rudd, Men With Guns, have all screened and won awards at major festivals internationally. Kari was also nominated a for a DGC best director and a Gemini for her work on The 11th Hour -CTV and for her film Chicks With Sticks and won the DGC Best Director for the mini-series Terminal City. Kari was the honored director at the 2008 Female Eye Film Festival.