Mary Rosanne Katzke

Chicken & Egg Pictures Liberty Grant
Author: Corin Katzke
Credits: M Katzke

Documentary Films Produced and Directed:


2012 Works in Progress: Parenting 102:The Sandwiched Generation Speaks Out;

There Must Be A Better Way- vignettes for LeadingAge

Seeds of Destruction-Evolution of a Serial Killer- trailer;

Alaska Pilot Project- TV series development for the State of Alaska


2012: Her Story: promotional video for Alaska Girl Scouts; Loving Keiton: Arc of Anchorage


2011: Day in Our Bay-Produced and directed crowd-sourced video with 72 cameras shooting on one day across Bristol Bay Native Corporation's region-dozens of film festivals including Nat. Geographic and United Nations


2011: Babies on Track- Produced and directed infant and toddler literacy readiness educational video and two board books-distributed statewide


2010: Survive & Thrive- The Truth About Breast Cancer (television hour with comprehensive resource DVD included in package)


2009: About Face: The Story of Gwendellin Bradshaw (feature documentary with comprehensive outreach tools and distribution) and comprehensive study guide for mental health professionals


2008: Read with Me (about learning to love to read by involving the kids in imaginative play) Sponsored in part by the Mattel Foundation


2007: The Quiet War: Profiles of Women Fighting Advanced Breast Cancer- comprehensive DVD with expert information and produced with grants from Breast Cancer Focus Inc, production funding from Susan G. Komen Foundation


2006: The Gift- a 10-minute narrative film intergenerational story about life when we "unplug to connect."

2005-2012: Series for The Arc: Autism, Children with Complex Medical Needs, Special needs adults

2004: Dancing for the Hunter- play and screenplay

2003: Beyond Flowers- 2003 (what to say/do when someone is diagnosed with cancer)

Funded by the Susan G. Komen Foundation; Beat the Odds- Early Warning Signs of Heart Disease in Women

2002: Children's Series- at "Two" "Four" and "Six"


Prior to 2002: Sea of Oil (Exxon Valdea oil spill's impact on small community in Alaska)

The Power of Intuition- PBS series (science and use in medicine, business, and education)

Precious Cargo- Lifetime Television (surrogacy)


Dramatic Films Written, Produced and Directed

Pen Pals- 35 mm, 88 minutes, Drama, NYU Thesis Film

Funded with proceeds from writing competition


Tuesday Morning Coffee- mini DV, 75 minutes, Drama,

Funded in part by McKnight Foundation



Career Highlights:

American Film Institute Grant for "Crescendo" a film about domestic violence

Jessica Savage Award/ during film school

Sundance Film Festival with documentary, "Sea of Oil" Exxon Valdez oil spill

Silver Apple Award/National Educational Film and Video Festival/ "Sea of Oil"

Museum of Modern Art Showcase/Sea of Oil

PBS' POV, with "Sea of Oil"

Docker's Khaki's for Women Independent Vision Award/Between Us

Rasmuson Fellowship 2004-05 (to work on Gwen's Story)

Nominated to the Athena Society in 2005

Valdez Theatre Conference Selectee, "Dance of the Hunter" in play format

Winner, A & E IndieFilms/IDA Finishing Grant, 2005

Best Documentary: The Quiet War; Reel Women Film Festival, Los Angeles, March 07

Winner, National Women's Press, Photography for Women's Health Campaign 2008

Finalist for Jury Prize, HotDocs, 2009, About Face

Honorable Mention, Korean EIDF Festival, 2009, About Face

Accolade Award, About Face, 2010


Writing Awards:

Winner, Tokuma Japan International Screenwriting Competition, 1990- "Pen Pals" $250,000

Winner, Minnesota Blockbuster McKinght Film Fund- "Tuesday Morning Coffee"

Winner, WinFemme Screenwriting Festival- 2002- "Legacy" agent representation

Finalist, Quantum Screenwriting Competition- 2002- "Legacy"

Winner, Adult Fiction, Anchorage Daily News Writing Competition: Fish Story, 2003

Honorable Mention, Adult Nonfiction, Anchorage Daily News : Letting One Go, 2004



Beyond Flowers Handbook for Supporters- 2004

How Quietly We Fall- published essay in MAMM, April 2005

Affirmation- contracted for publication in MAMM, December 2005

About Face Discussion Guide- 2010