propos de Catbird

Catbird Productions Inc was founded in 2006 by independent producer KATARINA SOUKUP, who brings with her almost ten years of experience working as documentary and multimedia producer with award-winning, internationally acclaimed Inuit filmmakers Igloolik Isuma Productions, the creative team behind the Canadian cinema classic Atanarjuat The Fast Runner (2000), winner of the Camera d’or at Cannes 2001.

Katarina founded Catbird Productions with a desire to produce exciting, socially-relevant independent documentary, fiction, and interactive projects which push the boundaries of their respective genres.  As a producer, she seeks out projects that tell powerful human stories and reveal the extraordinary in the seemingly ordinary. She is particularly interested in films about music, art, culture, the environment, and human rights.

Recent Catbird titles include Lost Rivers (Radio-Canada, ARTV, CBC documentary, NHK, Icarus Films, Terranoa) which has screened at over 100 film festivals worldwide; Come Worry With Us! (Super Channel, les Films du 3 Mars, Cinema Guild) by award-winning Canadian filmmaker Helene Klodawsky; the acclaimed web documentary Burgundy Jazz (Radio-Canada/CBC Music), winner of a Digi Award, a Prix Boomerang, a Prix Numix, and nominated for the Canadian Screen Awards, the Prix Gémeaux, the Webby Awards, and the Rockie Awards at the Banff World Media Festival; and Okpik’s Dream (CBC, documentary), winner of the Grand Prix Rigoberta Menchu Award at the 2015 Montreal First People’s Festival and a winner of the Honorable Mention – Grand Prix City of Innsbruck at the Innsbruck International Nature Festival in Austria.

Katarina served on the board of the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival for three years and was co-president of Doc-Québec (the Quebec chapter of the Documentary Organization of Canada) from 2010-2014. She holds an MA in Media Studies from Concordia University.

In 2015, Catbird welcomed award-winning documentary producer ISABELLE COUTURE as a producing partner. Isabelle has more than ten years of experience working in the documentary film industry. She has produced documentaries such as The Amina Profile, a critically acclaimed feature documentary by Sophie Deraspe which had its world premiere at Sundance in January 2015 and won the Grand Prix JAPAN PRIZE 2016; Love Under Cuban Skies, a CBC Doc Zone documentary by Wendy Champagne about female sex tourism; and Alphée of the Stars, Hugo Latulippe’s multiple award-winning feature documentary about his five-year-old handicapped daughter.  

Isabelle is currently working on numerous projects, in partnership with CBC Documentary, Radio-Canada, Canal D and Historia. Isabelle is actively involved in the documentary milieu as co-president of Doc-Québec, which advocates for the interests of the documentary community. She also serves on the board of the Hot Docs International Documentary Film Festival.

AGATA DE SANTIS rounds out our team, as head of Administration and Distribution.

Producer Katarina Soukup

Producer Isabelle Couture

Administration & Distribution – Agata De Santis