My name is Kate Balandina, a resourceful producer with over ten years of experience in feature films, commercials, television and music videos.
Highly organized with great management and problem solving skills and ability to work under production pressure, from pre to post production.
– In-depth knowledge of technical processes of filmmaking and production;
– Creating and controlling budgets (5K to 3Mil), schedules, tax incentives
– Acquiring local permits, insurance, hiring of talent and crew (SAG, Union, Non-Union)
– Extensive industry contacts with vendors, casting agents, locations and most importantly – talented crew members
I enjoy my job immensely.
CONFIDENCE GAME – Line Producer (Drama – 2015) BLOCKBUSTERS – Producer (Reality TV Season 1 – 2014) THE NETWORKER – Line Producer (Comedy – 2015) MISSED CONNECTIONS – Producer (Short – 2014) AMERICAN BACHELOR – Producer (TV Series – 2013) LONG SHOT LOUIE – Line Producer (Drama – 2013) ORIGINS OF LOVE – Producer (Reality TV – 2013) NINA: A MUSICIAN’S ODYSSEY – Producer (Docum – 2012) STRAIGHT FROM HELL – Line Producer ( Drama – 2013) FOURTEEN SEEDS – Producer (Short – 2014) AIR INSIDE HER – Producer – (Short – 2012) DEJA VU – Producer (Short – 2011) A GUY NAMED RICK – UPM, 1st AD (Comedy – 2011)
*I have also produced numerous music videos and commercials, incl. Fortune 500 companies (NUK, Pfizer, Pearson)
MM Scheduling, MM Budgeting, Gorilla Film Software, Adobe Suite, Microsoft Office, Numbers OS X/ Windows, Final Cut Pro, Numbers; Fluent in English, Russian, Ukrainian.
Strong accounting background, communication, project management and supervisory skills. In-depth knowledge in latest technology trends (cameras, lenses, lighting).
2006-2009 – New York University – Film/Video Production
2004-2006 – FIT – Fashion Merchandising and Management