Coded Pictures was established by producer Karen Katz. So far, the company
has produced the short film The Mood (directed by Fredrick Bond, winner of
the Soho Shorts Festival in 2006) and Moving to Mars, a feature documentary
charting the experiences of two Karen refugee families from Burma. Directed
by award-winning filmmaker Mat Whitecross, Moving to Mars was the opening
night film at Sheffield Doc/Fest 2009 and also screened at IDFA. It played a part of the acclaimed True Stories strand on More 4. Focusing on documentaries and fictional features, the company is developing several projects on a wide range of subjects.

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The Team

Karen Katz


Karen began her career as an assistant to Paul Hamann, then head of BBC documentaries. After a ten-year career in the industry, initially in sales and acquisitions at Miramax but later as a head of development at Trademark Films, she set up Coded Pictures to produce her own work. Moving to Mars, shot in Thailand and Sheffield, was her debut full length feature. With numerous other doc and feature ideas hidden up her developmental sleeve, she’s now looking forward to the release of her feature film Junkhearts.


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Kara Alberts

Producer’s Assistant

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