© 2019 Katherine Filaseta

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR

To contact Katherine about Assistant Directing work, please write to kayfilums@gmail.com.

Before jumping full time into filmmaking, I worked as a teacher of performing arts, helping students to create their own performances from scratch. The students tackled writing, making the set design and costumes, and performing all on their own, under my supervision. This background in teaching gives me a knack for assistant directing, as it prepared me to create efficient schedules, adapt to different personalities, organize large groups of people, and make quick decisions on the fly as necessary. 

Just as much as I love realizing my own visions, I love helping other directors realize theirs'; I love getting to know all types of different stories and personalities as deeply as possible in an effort to literally make others' dreams a reality. At the same time, the teacher in me will never stop enjoying the efficiency aspect of this work: keeping the cast & crew members in line, on schedule, and well-fed/hydrated throughout every shoot.

Work Samples

NFCR "Below The Surface" (PSA)

Director: Shaina Danziger

Production Co.: Fashion's Fight

1st Assistant Director: Katherine Filaseta

IDT Boss Revolution Christmas 2017

(Commercial)

Director: Tim Carter

Producer: Scott Gabriel

1st Assistant Director: Katherine Filaseta

Tell Me (Music Video)

Director: Christoph Schultz

Song: "Tell Me" by Naomi Boico

1st Assistant Director: Katherine Filaseta

UNHEARD (Short Film)

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Director: Emilie Martel

Producers: Tracy Sayre, Katrina Medoff, Katelyn Darrow, Grace E Kim

1st Assistant Director: Katherine Filaseta

This film was made as part of the inaugural Women's Weekend Film Challenge. All creative work had to be completed between 6 p.m. January 18 and 11:59 p.m. January 21. We were assigned the genre "Horror" and the prop "ticket stub".

My Idle (Short Film)

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Executive Producer/Director: Christoph Schultz

1st Assistant Director: Katherine Filaseta

This film was made as part of the NYC 48 Hour Film Project 2017. All creative work on the project had to be completed between 7 p.m. Friday, June 16 and 7 p.m. Sunday, June 18. The film had to be Drama/Fantasy genre, include the character Tanya or Tyler Owings (a barber/hairdresser), include a rubber band as a prop, and include the line "I can't hear you."

Swiped to Death (Series)

Director/Producer: Kabir Chopra

1st Assistant Director (S1, Ep 3-7): Katherine Filaseta

Cuff (Pilot Episode)

Director: Laurence Shanet

Producer: Alexandra Hsie

1st Assistant Director: Katherine Filaseta

Italian Turtles (Short Film)

Director/Producer: Vin Nucatola

1st Assistant Director: Katherine Filaseta

Additional Credits:

Thriving Minds (E-Course)

Director: Vin Nucatola

Prodcution Co.: Group Nine Media

1st Assistant Director: Katherine Filaseta

 

What She Said (Feature)

Director: Amy Northup

Production Co.: Shallow Graves Prod.

1st Assistant Director: Katherine Filaseta

Precious & Few (Feature)

Director: Adonis Bakopoulos

Producer: Jennifer DeLia

1st Assistant Director: Katherine Filaseta

Brunch Wars (Short Film)

Director: Kamran Khan

Producer: Pulkit Datta

1st Assistant Director: Katherine Filaseta

El Cat (Short Film)

Director: Michelle Karst

Producer: Wynona Barbera

1st Assistant Director: Katherine Filaseta

WAIT (Short Film)

Director: Johanna Block

1st Assistant Director: Katherine Filaseta

(T)Here (Short Film)

Director: Snigdha Kapoor

Producer: Leah Khambata

1st Assistant Director: Katherine Filaseta

Weird Sisters (Short Film)

Director: Tim Slade

Production Co.: Vast Productions USA

1st Assistant Director: Katherine Filaseta

Shield (Short Film)

Production Co.: Form & Pressure Films

Director: Danielle Eliska

1st Assistant Director: Katherine Filaseta

The Recovery Call (Short Film)

Director: Blake Rice

1st Assistant Director: Katherine Filaseta

Swarm (Commercial, VR)

Production Company: Koncept VR

Producer: Skye Von

1st Assistant Director: Katherine Filaseta

LTC Poisoning

(Commercial, VR)

Production Company: Koncept VR

Producer: Skye Von

1st Assistant Director: Katherine Filaseta

Summer In The City (Experimental)

Director: Mojo Lorwin

Producer: Grace E Kim

1st Assistant Director: Katherine Filaseta