My name is Katusha and I write features and reviews for FF2 Media. I find it important to contribute to FF2 Media because I am a believer of its cause: lending a voice to overlooked female filmmakers.
As a female filmmaker myself, I can certainly see the need for more women role models in the film industry. By examining works mainstream media ignores, FF2 Media provides a platform for girls aspiring to become filmmakers to find their inspiration.
I was born in the UK and grew up in Birmingham, studying briefly in Russia and China. I moved to New York for college where I graduated magna cum laude from New York University, majoring in Film and Television at Tisch School of the Arts.
I spent the majority of my final year directing and producing branded content and short films, as well as casting for advanced projects. However, my film experience coming into college was scant to say the least.
Prior to my undergraduate career, my focus had always been directed towards Fine Arts, Mathematics, Music, and Languages. My closest encounter with film at the time was a theatre class I took by chance in my final years of Secondary school. This led me to direct my first piece of theatre at sixteen and since then I have loved working with actors.
“A behind-the-scenes look at 'Broken Record' with director Katusha Jin,” highlights my journey of creating a music video and collaborating with musician Sophi Alvarez.
One of the beauties of art and music is that, as art forms, they are subjective and open to interpretation. I would encourage everyone to watch the music video with an open mind and engage closely with the lyrics—see how the visuals affect you and what words come to mind from your own experiences.
© Katusha Jin (7/20/17) FF2 Media
Top Photo: Katusha at a friend’s 21st birthday event
Bottom Photo: Katusha with Kadi and Amy outside Tisch with the remaining boxed props after their final TV Studio production.