Originally from Norway, Karethe has a double MFA 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 an art director and production designer for a.o. TV commercials, pilots, series, film, public service announcements and claymation. (View list of productions, photos + videos.)
Karethe co-founded Art for AIDS Orphans, organizing international art auctions and raising funds for the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund. Between 2008-2012 she was Public Engagement Coordinator for the Canadian Network for International Surgery, doing PR, hosting events and fundraisers, writing material and recruiting and coordinating more than 300 volunteers. Karethe founded the environmental campaign Ronda Limpia in 2013.