Karen Pearlman

Karen Pearlman



Karen Pearlman writes, directs and edits screen productions and writes about screen culture and creative processes. She is a director of the multi-award winning Physical TV Company, through which she has developed, produced, directed or edited numerous highly acclaimed short films, online and mobile productions. Her film "...THE DANCER FROM THE DANCE" was a finalist for an Australian Dance Award for Outstanding Achievement in Dance on Screen, and also a finalist for an ATOM Award for Best Arts Documentary. Karen is a lecturer in Screen Production at Macquarie University, and she held the post of Head of Screen Studies at the Australian Film, Television and Radio School (AFTRS) for 6 years. She is a four-time finalist for best editing in the Australian Screen Editors Guild awards. She holds a Doctorate of Creative Arts from the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS), two Masters degrees, and a BFA in Dance from New York City (NYU) Tisch School of the Arts.

Films Selection

  • After the Facts - 2018
  • Woman with an Editing Bench - 2016
  • The Dancer from the Dance - 2013
  • Down Time Jaz - 2003
  • What I Did on My Nervous Breakdown - 2002
  • Rubberman Accepts the Nobel Prize - 2001