Karin Chien is an independent film producer based in New York City. Her latest film, The Exploding Girl, recently premiered at the 2009 Berlin Film Festival.
Karin has produced eight feature films, including Robot Stories (2002), The Motel (2005), and The Exploding Girl (2009).
Her films have won over 60 film festival awards, premiered at Sundance, broadcast on PBS, nominated for an Independent Spirit Award, and secured international distribution.
Karin is currently in post-production on Ayiti, Ayiti and Circumstance, both projects developed at the Sundance Film Institute. Karin is also in production on the Chinatown Film Project, an inaugural exhibition for the Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) that features original short films from New York’s top filmmakers, including Wayne Wang, Rose Troche, Cary Fukunaga and Jem Cohen. She is also president and founder of dGenerate Films, a non-theatrical distributor of independent contemporary films from China.
Karin has served as a selection panellist for the Rockefeller Media Fellowships and on advisory boards for IFP/New York and for the Tribeca Film Institute. Karin teaches independent film producing and finance management at New York University and New York’s School of Visual Arts. Karin received a MA in English and Comparative Literature from Columbia University and a BA in English from University of California, Berkeley.