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Katherine Dickson

Founder of Guapa Films

Katherine Dickson is a multidisciplinary artist. Born in New York City in 1966, she began her career as a child performer at the American Folk Theater Children Division. Originally, Katherine began her training in music, voice and theater arts attending the Hartford Conservatory and HB Studio; ultimately completing her education in film, wardrobe, and photography as a graduate of Quinnipiac University Film Institute Training Program and Lights Films Schools. At age 19, Katherine competed in the Latin America spin off of Star Search “Buscando Estrellas”. In the decades that followed, Katherine has amassed a portfolio of lead character roles in numerous Off-Broadway theater productions and A-list blockbuster films. Katherine expanded her credits to include behind the camera work. In 2010 she founded Guapa Films. As a Producer, she has brought forward award winning enlightened work by magnificent directors such as La Toma (2011/12) by Paola Mendoza. Collaboratively, she works in other areas of the industry, harnessing skills and credits in theater, photography and film. Some of these credits include producer for Your Love Is Giving Me Life directed by up and comer director Halo Rossetti, director/editor for You Didn’t Tell Me (2019), director/producer for Girls & Women Immigrant Project (2016) Women In Film & Third News Reel, casting director for the award winning film, Brilliant Mistakes (2012) directed by Paul Brighton and wardrobe designer for Local Commercial (2012)directed by Richard Dobbs. Katherine received her first credit as assistant director for the Off Broadway play Thank You, But No by acclaimed director/actor Austin Pendleton and her director’s credit for Perry Guzzi’s play The New Hire (2013). Critical acclaim for the film Alma & Alex at the (2014) Cannes Films Festival. The film was written in partnership with friend and colleague Paola Mendoza. It stars Katherine and Juan Carlos Diaz of La Barberia fame. The film was completely produced by Guapa Films. In 2020, working alongside renowned producers Philip Carroll and Grammy winner Jeff Jones, Katherine executive produced and released her first EP titled EQUILIBRIUM on all major platforms. Katherine is a recipient of the Linda McMahon Ladies Making History Award for her contributions in her field and community. It is safe to say that she is creating a body of work that deconstructs the architecture of the expected.

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