Matia Karrell

Graduate Film / Film


Matia Karrell wrote, directed, and produced the 1989 Academy Award Nominated short film, "Cadillac Dreams." In 2001, she directed, co-wrote and produced her first feature length film, "Behind The Red Door, starring Kiefer Sutherland, Kyra Sedgwick and Stockard Channing. "Red Door" took first prize for Best Feature Film Screenplay at the Rhode Island Intl Film Festival and was a finalist in the PEN Center USA Literary Awards.

Ms. Karrell collaborated as a writer/producer with Mike Newell at Dogstar Productions on developing "The Story of V." Recently, she was a Production Supervisor on the Emmy nominated HBO film "The Tale," as well as Executive Producer on the short film "Safety."

Ms. Karrell is a recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship to Paris. She was awarded the prestigious John Wells Directing Fellowship and the ABC/Disney Directing Fellowship. Among her credits are "The West Wing" and "Army Wives."


  • FILM-221-02: Directing 2
  • FILM-221-01: Directing 2