Karen began her industry career as an assistant to Paul Hamann, then head of BBC Documentaries. After ten years experience of acquisitions, sales and development at Miramax and Trademark Films, Karen established her own production company, Coded Pictures. After the success of the first Coded project, short film The Mood (winner of the Soho Shorts Festival), she decided to return to documentaries in order to follow the story of Mae La’s Karen refugees. Moving to Mars is her first feature documentary.