Katinka Narjes was born May 29th 1982 in Frankfurt am Main and grew up near Hamburg. After completing her Abitur she studied Media Culture at the University of Hamburg with an emphasis on Film Studies. During a prolonged stay in New York City she completed her first short films, before working as a assistant director and assistant producer to directors such as Lana and Lilly Wachowski as well as Tom Tykwer. Most recently she’s been participating in the casting of Valeska Grisebach’s WESTERN, a project she also worked on as an assistant director. Since 2009 Katinka Narjes has been enrolled in the Directing Course of the German Film and Television Academy Berlin (DFFB). Her short films have been screened at various international festivals and on television. Her latest film SIRENS will screen at Munich IFF 2018.