Katya Bankowsky is a Director and Executive Producer whose work includes TV commercials, branded entertainment and digital campaigns for clients including the NFL, WNBA, Reebok, Maserati, NY Knicks, Verizon, US Olympics, NY Times and Brazilian Brahma beer for which she directed and produced an extensive cross-platform international launch. Katya works both independently and with agencies as a Creative Executive Producer and/or Director. This website features select work Katya both directed and executive produced.
After filming for T Magazine, Katya began a creative collaboration with French fashion icon Michele Lamy. Battle Royale, the on-going web series she writes, directs and co-stars in with Lamy has premiered in fashion film festivals in Paris and Milan.
In 1999, Katya’s award-winning feature documentary film Shadow Boxers premiered at the Toronto and Berlin International film festivals picking up awards along the festival circuit for direction, cinematography, editing, and music. Katya not only directed, produced, and edited Shadow Boxers which went on to receive worldwide distribution, but was amongst the first women to compete in the New York Golden Gloves Amateur Boxing Competition.
Upon theatrical release, The NY Post described Shadow Boxers as “compelling and beautifully photographed…boxing hasn’t been shown this creatively on screen since Raging Bull” and The Los Angeles Times said simply “Shadow Boxers is the best boxing film you are likely to see”.
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