I definitely had an idyllic childhood growing up on the Northern Beaches of Sydney, Australia. I lived on a waterfront at Paradise Avenue in a suburb called Avalon, which just about says it all. It was a simple life spent in swimming togs, barefoot with a salt-encrusted ponytail. Each day my mother would drive my sisters and I down to the beach in the red mini-moke for our fill of sunburn, sand and blue bottle stings which cultivated my visceral relationship with the sea.Read More
Karina is the producer genius that has sat behind some of my favourite shows and films over the years, from hard-hitting pieces like ‘Go Back to Where You Came From’ – a show that quite literally had the entire of Australia talking and reflecting on how we treat so-called ‘boat people’ as was the rhetoric at the time, to hilarious shows like Luke Warm Sex which shone a light on how we approach learning about intimacy.Read More
"Other noteworthy local productions were the documentaries Mountain, Jen Peedom’s lyrical hymn to some of the world’s most majestic panoramas, and Blue, Karina Holden’s heartfelt and heartbreaking environmental call to arms."Read More
THE ocean may seem deep and vast - even limitless - but it's not immune from our influence.
A new documentary aims to raise awareness about the dire state of affairs just off our shores before it's too late.Read More
BLUE THE FILM is an outstanding documentary made by a passionate group of advocates for the health and well being of our Oceans.Read More
A DOCUMENTARY maker hopes her film about the demise of the Great Barrier Reef can grab worldwide attention and spark government action.Read More
Karina Holden on attending the Oceans Conference in New York in June 2017.Read More
An interview with Karina Holden.
Karina Holden is the director of Blue, one of the Good Pitch Australia documentaries releasing in 2017. A scientist and factual program-maker, this is her first feature length documentary destined for the cinema and it’s like no film about the ocean you’ve ever seen. Part One of this interview was recorded before the film was made, Part Two was recorded after the film was made and editing was being completed.Read More