Writer, Designer and general SNOBB
Originally from Norway, Karethe has a double MFA (Master of Fine Arts) in Creative Writing and in Film Production from University of British Columbia , as well as a Graduate Diploma in Communication Studies from Concordia University. She is an award-winning film writer/director (offkey, Semaine de la Critique, Cannes Film Festival 1994) and has more than a decade of experience as art director and production designer for TV commercials, pilots, series, film, public service announcements and claymation. (View list of productions, photos + videos.)
Karethe was the co-founder of Art for AIDS Orphans, organizing international art auctions and raising funds for AIDS orphans for the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund. Between 2008-2012 she worked as Public Engagement Coordinator for the Canadian Network for International Surgery, creating information material, organizing events, writing web content, and recruiting and coordinating more than 300 volunteers. In Spain, Karethe was the founder of the environmental campaign Ronda Limpia in 2013.
Karethe lives in Ronda, Andalucía, where she writes, hikes mountains, restores farm furniture and helps neighbourhood kids with their English homework. Her book about her Andalusian adventures, Casita 26, is currently being printed and will be released by Mascot Books in the US in fall of 2018.