KAREN SONG is a queer 2nd generation Korean-American filmmaker from New York who is based in Los Angeles & Brooklyn.
She has directed and produced branded content, documentaries, music videos, experimental shorts, commercials, and multi-cam/on-demand fitness—shooting both on-location around the globe and in-studio. Clients and collaborators include American Express, Mini Cooper, VICE Media, Meshell Ndegeocello, The LOFT LGBTQ+Center, LA LGBTQ+Center, Aubin Pictures, Red Bull Media, Disney Channel, Momentum Agency, Equinox, Tonal and others.
Her projects in development and production include various fiction and documentary features and a TV episodic. They center strong, mainly queer women and diverse communities to explore lineage, roots and intergenerational trauma. She is in post-production on “Sundays at Café Tabac,” a feature documentary she is directing and producing about ‘90s lesbian nightlife, media visibility, and activism told through the lens of the legendary eponymous party in NYC’s East Village.
Her directing craft is shaped by her photography practice as well as her experiences in theater and in music video production, working with some of our most celebrated artists of all time.
She has worn other professional hats in production as a DP, cameraperson and editor, and also wrote the stage play “Love & Other Natural Disasters” which was produced at the Manhattan Repertory Theater. Karen is also a SAG-eligible actor and was mentored by the late great Tony Award-winning director Jack Hofsiss in stage directing.
She is an avid surfer and leads surf-sail adventures for women.