My mission as a filmmaker and an artist is to develop intelligent, creative, and complex characterizations of women through film and fine art. I would like to foster a counter culture in which women are not only celebrated for their physical beauty but defined also by their scientific, political, artistic, and spiritual contributions to the world. My aim is to present gender with more complexity and counteract clichés which flatten the sophistication of our society. A diversification of gender is well overdue and Keptinsight’s mission is to fill this void with candor.
Director & Founder
Carla B. Guttmann is a graduate from Brown University and first began her studies in Fine Arts and Semiotics in 1993 (BA, Phi Beta Kappa). After graduation she continued her pursuits of sculpture and painting under the mentorship of the American sculptor Michael Skop. After successfully selling her work at two one-woman exhibits in Montréal and Toronto in 1997, Ms. Guttmann began shooting her first films ‘Passages’. In 2004, she received a scholarship from the Quebec government (FQRNT) to study film abroad. She returned to Germany, the country of her mother’s birth, and completed her Master of Fine Arts from the Bauhaus University in Weimar (2010). Amongst her awards are grants from the Conseil des arts et lettres du Québec (CALQ), the National Film Board of Canada, the Fonds de Recherche sur la Nature et les Technologies (FQRNT), AG-Kurzfilm and the Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst (DAAD).