Katie Boyum has traveled the world to direct, produce, shoot, and edit, network television, documentaries, commercials, and video games. Her love of story-telling and extensive experience as a camera operator and editor has made for a very unique film maker.
On the set of Hawaii 5-0, "Ihea 'oe i ka wa a ka ua e loku"
Katie recently had the pleasure to direct the Hawaii Five-0, Magnum PI crossover episode, “Ihea 'oe i ka wa a ka ua e loku.”
She started her film career at twelve years old as a stunt performer on the TV series “Werewolf.” Immersed in the arts, she grew up on her father’s film sets while studying lighting and composition in her mother’s photography studio. Katie attended Loyola Marymount University as a Film major with a minor in Studio Art/Photography and graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree.
Working her way up through the Camera Department, she became a member of IATSE local 600. Katie continued to work as a camera assistant until an opportunity came to her in 2003 on “La Femme Musketeer,” where she began her journey as a Camera and Steadicam Operator. Katie operated for over 15 years on many major motion pictures and television projects. Many of the directors that she worked with over the years would regularly send her off to direct 2nd units where she finally was given the opportunity to join the DGA in 2014.
She then took steps to further herself as a filmmaker by editing the projects she shot building a successful post-production company, Quest Pacifica. Since then Quest has produced multiple independent films and has become a full service post-production facility. Katie joined the Editors Guild, and has edited over 120 episodes of television and a handful of feature films.
Katie traveled around the world, directing and filming a dance documentary and behind the game content for the brand Zumba Fitness. This led to multiple video game commercials, finally pioneering and directing two live action video games with Motion Control technology at Universal Studios.
Her motto is to never stop learning, always trying to find new avenues in the film business to make her a well-rounded filmmaker.
Directing the Zumba Fitness World Party Commercial
Camera Operating on a film with Director, Richard Gabai (middle) and Quest Pacifica CO-Owner Jeff Murphy (on left)