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Kathryn Carlson

Creative Director, SideXSide Studios
Washington, DC US
Open To Virtual Coffee
Kathryn is a globe-trotting Director and DOP, avid cross-stitcher and baker, proud cat lady and new mother.


Kathryn is an award-winning director, cinematographer, and editor. She has traveled throughout six continents for original film and commercial documentaries. Her cinematography was part of Emmy-winning VICE News coverage of the Brett Kavanaugh hearings and nominated with the Al Jazeera Fault Lines team. She was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting while working at National Geographic. Kathryn is also a Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting grantee. She currently works as Creative Director at SideXSide Studios documentary production company in DC. She is also a new mother, juggling cameras and a baby!