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Katherine Tolentino is a mixed-race filmmaker from the San Francisco Bay Area. As a hybrid of several different cultures, she aims to make films that break down reductive stereotypes and spotlight the things we all have in common.

To that end, she founded BorderWoman Pictures, a production company focused on narrative storytelling from underrepresented voices.

In her ten-year media career, Tolentino has worked for major studios including HBO, NBCUniversal, ABC, TNT, and FOX. Before working in film, she was a radio journalist at KQED San Francisco, covering the Latino immigrant population in San Jose, CA.

Her most recent short film Parachute was an official selection of Palm Springs International Shortfest, Hamptons International Film Festival, Cinequest, and Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, among others. It is now publicly available on Short of the Week.


photo credit: Marwin Arellano

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