Karen Lam

Horror film enthusiast Karen Lam discusses the process she took to create her award-winning, haunting film The Curse of Willow Song. As an Asian writer, director and producer, Karen encounters tokenism within the industry. She discusses her thoughts on using her authentic voice and staying true to herself.

“In writing, I think I’m a lot more conscious of my own responsibility.”
For over two decades, Karen has written, produced and directed a multitude of acclaimed feature and short film projects, including: Stained (2010), Evangeline (2013) and a short film tribute to Sandra Oh entitled Sandra Oh: Inspiration (2019).

Her recent feature, The Curse of Willow Song, won the Leo Award for best direction and the Best BC Film award at Vancouver International Film Festival.

Karen shares her expertise with National Screen Institute participants as a mentor for TELUS STORYHIVE and director advisor for NSI Series Incubator.  

Karen is a graduate of NSI Drama Prize and NSI Totally Television.

Music provided by Blue Dot Sessions.
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