Karen Kuder is a Documentary Filmmaker, TV Field Producer, Digital & ENG Camera Operator, FCP Editor, Grip & Gaffer with 20 years of experience in stage, film, television, music videos and commercials.
She started off in New York City as an actor appearing in "Law & Order", "The Late Show with Conan O'Brien" and "The Adventures of Pete & Pete". As a comedy improvisation performer she was on stage at the Westbeth Theater, the West End Gate and the New York Comedy Club. As an alto with the Metropolitan Singers/Greek Choral Society, she sang at Avery Fisher Hall and Riverside Church.
In Los Angeles, she worked in production and development for Reba McEntire at Universal Studios and she appeared on stage at the Ivar Theater in Hollywood. In Miami, Karen worked in music videos with DMX, Timbaland and Jay Z as well as in commercials and independent films. She was also a judge for the South Beach Film Festival.
Upon moving back to the northeast, Karen started her own production company, Archaeo Pictures, in an effort to produce the projects which are perhaps less commercial but closer to her heart. Karen is interested in enlightening audiences by documenting compelling historic and cultural subjects to which they would have otherwise never been exposed.
In 2006, the first film that Karen produced and directed, "Cannonballs, Anecdotes & Artifacts: The Wonderful Life of Christian Sanderson", premiered in Wilmington, Delaware.
Karen now lives in the New York area and has most recently worked as a camera person and field producer for clients including HGTV, The Food Network, Amtrak and blue mercury.