Kathy Drasky

. . . is an award-winning independent documentary filmmaker and photographer. Her work is a reflection and extension of her background in editorial production, content creation and digital media management, work that often required she provide images. This led to assignments as an event photographer and photojournalist in San Francisco and Silicon Valley. Work supporting and managing film and video shoots resulted in Kathy producing videos shot with her iPhone and the completion in 2015 of her first documentary short film.

Photography

Kathy's photos have appeared nationally and internationally in publications like Slate, Vice (Canada), Indisposable, Flung Magazine and Thrillist. Locally, Kathy's work has been featured in the San Francisco Chronicle, SF Weekly, SFist and Hoodline. 

Film

Kathy's independent documentary film, "Jeanne and Mike: Original Art" was named one of the top 250 independent documentaries of 2015. It screened at several film festivals, was nominated for a handful of awards and won Best Short Film at the March 2016 Direct Short Online Film Festival.

KazzaDrask Media

As a pioneer in the desktop publishing industry, an original contributor to some of the first online publications, an early adopter of social media and an award-winning content curator, Kathy has been a leader in the digital media revolution. Her full-service digital media agency provides creative original content and dynamic curated content that will enhance your presence on the web, mobile devices and the movie screen.


Shows, Awards, Publications, Projects


Group Photography Shows:

2013: 200 Yards / Calumet Photo. San Francisco, CA
2012: 200 Yards / Rare Device. San Francisco, CA

Awards:

2016: Winner, Best Short Film (March 2016). Direct Short Online Film Festival
2015: Silver Award Winner, Top 250 Independent Documentaries of 2015. Spotlight Documentary Film Awards  

Selected Publications:

2016: Feature, Indisposable, Issue 2. "IC Meet Series with Kathy Drasky"
2016: SFist, October 19. "Day Around the Bay"
2016: SFist, October 8. "Saturday Links"
2016: SFist, September 14. "Wednesday Lunchtime Links"
2016: LA Weekly, July 5. "Good News: L.A.'s Rents Did Not Go Up Last Month"
2016: Curbed (San Francisco), July 25. "The More People Bike in San Francisco, The Fewer Accidents Happen"
2016: ExtraCrispy, June 1. "Breakfast: It's What's for Dinner"
2016: Feature, Hoodline, May 26. "Divisadero's Recent Past"
2016: Hoodline, May 15. "Scenes from Bay to Breakers on Divisadero"
2016: SonicBids, April 15. "The 10 Biggest Hip-Hop Cities in America"
2016: Feature, Hoodline, April 4. "Meet the Street Photographer Documenting Divisadero for 12 Years and Counting"
2016: CultureTripSF, March 31. "Best Brunches Around the Western Addition"
2016: SFist, March 1. "Tuesday Morning Roundup"
2016: Article, Medium, February 10. "Let Your Instagram Feed Be Your Photo Portfolio"
2016: Morning News USA, January 27. "Super Bowl 50: Manning's Last Rodeo..."
2016: SFWeekly, January 20. "Tech Companies, Eager to Be Loved, Bought You a Super Bowl"
2016: Thrillist (Detroit). "Baker's Keyboard Lounge"
2016: Flung. "The Fascinating Ruins of 5 Long Lost Beach Resorts"
2016: Only In Your State. "Why You Must Visit Wild Bill's Nostalgia"
2016: CultureTripSF. "Become a San Franciscan: A How-to Guide"
2015: Article, Medium, December 31. "The Significance of Selecting Year-End Photos"
2015: SF Bay News, November 7. "Union Square Readies Eight-Story Holiday Tree"
2015: Slate, October 2. "Kings Cross Punch Out"
2015: 49 Things to Do (New Orleans), September 8. "Top Attractions in New Orleans"
2015: VICE Canada, July 10. "VICE Canada's Worst Summer Jobs"
2015: Sad Stuff on the Street. "Hobo Dolphin"
2014: CMS Wire, October 10. "Web Content Is Obsolete"
2010: FoundSF. "The Epicenter of Crime: The Hunt's Donuts Story"
2008: San Francisco Chronicle, August 10. "A Patchwork of Bay Area Parties and Personalities"

Projects:

Ongoing: Editor/Producer, Faces of the Network video series for ANZA Technology Network, Silicon Valley, CA
Ongoing: Editor/Curator, Divisadero Corridor, neighborhood photography project, San Francisco, CA
Ongoing: Photographer/Contributor, Indisposable Concept, Sad Stuff on the Street, This Ain't Art School
2012: Photographer/Video Curator: 366 / A Photo a Day for 2012, 15 states, 4 countries, 3 continents

Education:

B.A. (English, Writing Option) Western Connecticut State University, 1984
A.A. (Mass Communications) Norwalk Community College, 1981



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