Karen Price




North Carolina-raised filmmaker Karen Elizabeth Price directed and produced HouseQuake, a feature documentary about how the Democratic Party won control of the U.S. House of Representatives in a relentless effort led by Rahm Emanuel. The film won the Rhode Island International Film Festival’s Directorial Discovery Award at its festival premiere, received distribution from Brainstorm Media, and made its television debut on the Documentary Channel. Price wrote, directed, and produced the narrative short gone, which screened at the Los Angeles International Short Film Festival and the Mill Valley Film Festival. She directed Living by Instinct: Animals and Their Rescuers, which screened at numerous festivals including the Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival, aired on PBS stations, and won several national awards including a Student Emmy. She has directed, produced, and written for television shows on such networks as Lifetime, Animal Planet, and BIO. Currently, she is coproducing a feature documentary on civil rights leader and congressman John Lewis and has several documentary and fiction films in development. In addition to teaching, Price directs the Duke in Los Angeles undergraduate semester away program. She received an MFA in production from the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts, an MA in creative writing and English from Hollins University, and an AB in English and political science from Duke.