My name is Kate Balandina, a resourceful producer with over ten years of experience in narrative and documentary films, commercials, Reality TV and music videos. I enjoy my job immensely.
– in-depth knowledge of all processes of production – estimating, creating and controlling budgets (up to 3,000,000) – preparing shooting schedules – negotiating rates with rentals/vendors/locations – acquiring local permits, insurance, tax incentives and credits – hiring crew and talent (managing timecards, unions)
Ability to multi-task and prioritize workload. While being friendly and creative, I am tough, when dealing with deadlines and problem solving on set
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