Karin Williams
  • Female
  • Auckland
  • New Zealand

Karin Williams's Friends

  • Christen Hepua Marquez
  • Sergio M. Rapu
  • Chris Metzler
  • Charles Boots Kennedye
  • Duana C. Butler
  • Suzanne Smith
  • Shane Seggar
  • Michael Ballard
  • Mark Barroso
  • Daniel Golding
  • Kimberlee Bassford
  • Michele Stephenson
  • Kristin Lesko
  • Nancy Oey
  • Garland McLaurin

Karin Williams's Discussions

The genius of Ric Burns & Paul Taylor

Started May 14, 2012 0 Replies

So I'm deep into scripting for a PBS/National Geographic special on juvenile justice (shot in Baltimore and New Zealand during March-April) and starting to loose the plot - when what do I find but my…Continue

Producer's Reps: Yes/No?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chris Metzler Jan 28, 2011. 3 Replies

Has anyone had experience working with a producer's rep? Successful/not successful? Pitfalls? Perils? We have an offer from a reputable, experienced and successful Beverly Hills producer's rep for…Continue


Karin Williams's Page

Profile Information

Workshop Year
Company or station:
Multinesia Productions Inc.
Your url(s) including your website, facebook, linkedin or other profiles:
Genre(s) you work in:
history, public affairs, arts, new media
Professional credits:
producer, director, writer
Best way to contact me:
+64 21 02312344

Filmmaker Bio

Karin Williams is a journalist and filmmaker from New Zealand of Polynesian heritage. She began her career as a reporter/photographer on the South Pacific island of Rarotonga, and went on to work for broadcast and cable networks in New Zealand and the USA.

PBS national credits include The Voyage Home (1996) following a Native Hawaiian voyaging canoe in Alaska; Skin Stories (2004), a documentary about indigenous tattoo traditions in the Pacific; The Meaning of Food (2005), a three-part series celebrating food and cultures in America; Indian Country Diaries: A Seat the Drum (2006) feature documentary exploring urban Native American experience in Southern California; and America at a Crossroads: Homegrown (2008) tracing the rise of radical Islam in US prisons.

Karin produced for the Court/Tru TV forensic science documentary series North Mission Road and L.A. Forensics, featuring cases from the Los Angeles Police, Sheriff and County Coroner. She has also produced news and interview programs for Radio New Zealand, and worked for 8 years as a producer at Seattle’s NBC affiliate KING-TV.

Her films have screened at festivals in the USA, Pacific Islands and Europe including Hawai’i International Film Festival, Native American Film & Video Festival at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, Dreamspeakers and Wild and Scenic Film Festival. Awards include the Peabody and five regional Emmys for television production.

Karin founded Multinesia Productions Inc. to support authentic storytelling from indigenous perspectives. For the past decade she has worked with native nations in Canada and Alaska to document a grassroots environmental justice movement on the Yukon River. She recently completed a 52-minute film, We Live by the River, following efforts to protect wildlife, lands and waters in the far north (official selection: National Geographic All Roads Film Festival, Docuwest, Planet in Focus International Environmental Film & Video Festival, Alaska International Film Festival: Denali Award).

Since living in Los Angeles, Karin has produced two short feature films, The Florist (Noor Film Festival, Bumbershoot Film Festival) and Spout (Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, San Francisco Asian International Film Festival, New York Latino International Film Festival). She is producing a short video for the Screen Actors Guild American Indian Task Force highlighting the accomplishments of native actors.

Karin is currently developing the pilot episode for Expedition: Wisdom, a six-part series about elder wisdom in the modern world, co-produced by National Geographic and Pacific Islanders in Communications (PIC) for PBS. She is also developing Sister Surfers, celebrating the history and culture of women surfers, with funding from Cinereach, Pacific Pioneer Fund and LEF Foundation, which was a featured project at Tribeca All Access, and American Tiki, a documentary deconstructing Polynesian pop culture, with funding from ITVS and PIC.

Karin Williams's Photos

  • Add Photos
  • View All

Karin Williams's Videos

  • Add Videos
  • View All

Comment Wall (6 comments)

You need to be a member of Producers Workshop Online to add comments!

Join Producers Workshop Online

At 11:11pm on August 19, 2010, Duana C. Butler said…
hey karin!!!!! lol. i know...i need to follow up with my new bud. (smile). hope this finds you well.
At 10:38am on July 31, 2010, Daniel Golding said…
The reception is at the Figueroa hotel 939 S. Figueroa St Los Angeles. Across from the Staples Center. 5:00pm to 9:30pm. Kayaking. That sounds fun!
At 5:40pm on July 29, 2010, Daniel Golding said…
Hey Karin,

Are you going to make it to the NAPT reception Saturday?
At 8:53am on July 28, 2010, Judith Vecchione said…
I find the internal friending odd, too, and Kal is looking into it. You don't need it to chat, apparently, but it makes group sends easier? Seems unnecessary to me. But I'm happy to be your friend!

Love the video, Karin!

At 11:51pm on July 27, 2010, Colin Powers said…
Wow! I didn't know we also friend each other here. I guess I thought it was one big friend network to begin with.

Hi first friend!
At 3:01pm on July 27, 2010, Judith Vecchione said…
Just thought I'd let you know that Matt Burrows has the best excuse for being late to join us on this network:

"My wife was ordered into bed rest by her doctor two weeks ago and then we had our baby 2 days early -- he was supposed to be born today (July 26) but we had a bit of an emergency Friday night and he was born Saturday morning. We get discharged tomorrow so hopefully I'll be able to get myself up on the site tomorrow night or Wednesday night."

I thought you might like to know and send congrats! It's mburrows@scetv.org -- until he has a free minute...

© 2021   Created by Judith Vecchione.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service

\uascript type="text/javascript">\ud\ud var _gaq = _gaq || [];\ud _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-237277-17']);\ud _gaq.push(['_trackPageview']);\ud\ud (function() {\ud var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true;\ud ga.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? 'https://ssl' : 'http://www') + '.google-analytics.com/ga.js';\ud var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s);\ud })();\ud\ud