Kaaren has over 30 years in the film industry, and is an award-winning 2nd unit director, assistant director, director, producer, writer and script consultant. Two of her documentaries were nominated for Peabody Awards. Kaaren is past President of New Mexico Women in Film. She was Assistant Director on Milagro Beanfield War; A River Runs Through ... See full bio »

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Proof of Life Production Manager
(2000)
Seraphim Falls Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
(2006)
A River Runs Through It Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
(1992)
Crazy Heart Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
(2009)

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 2020 Stargirl (first assistant director - as Kaaren Ochoa)
 2019 Cliffs of Freedom (first assistant director)
 2017 The Girlfriend Experience (TV Series) (first assistant director - 7 episodes)
- Relapse (2017) ... (first assistant director - as Kaären Ochoa)
- Making Amends (2017) ... (first assistant director)
- Living Like a Tornado (2017) ... (first assistant director)
- Moral Inventory (2017) ... (first assistant director)
- Negotiation (2017) ... (first assistant director)
 2017 Shot Caller (first assistant director)
 2015 The Night Shift (TV Series) (first assistant director - 1 episode)
- Fog of War (2015) ... (first assistant director - as Karen Ochoa)
 2014 Beyond the Reach (first assistant director - as Kaären Ochoa)
 2014 50 to 1 (first assistant director)
 2013 Sweetwater (first assistant director)
 2011 Reconstruction (TV Movie) (first assistant director)
 2011 A Bird of the Air (first assistant director)
 2011 Baby Monitor (Short) (assistant director)
 2011 Truth Be Told (TV Movie) (first assistant director - as Karen Ochoa)
 2011 Lemonade Mouth (TV Movie) (first assistant director)
 2009 Crazy Heart (first assistant director - as Kaaren Ochoa)
 2009 Georgia O'Keeffe (TV Movie) (first assistant director - as Kaaren Ochoa)
 2008 Appaloosa (first assistant director)
 2008 Breaking Bad (TV Series) (first assistant director - 1 episode)
- Pilot (2008) ... (first assistant director - as Kaaren Ochoa)
 2008 In Plain Sight (TV Series) (first assistant director - 1 episode)
- Pilot (2008) ... (first assistant director)
 2007 Bordertown (first assistant director: US - as Kaären Ochoa)
 2006 A Perfect Day (TV Movie) (first assistant director - as Kaaren Ochoa)
 2006 Seraphim Falls (first assistant director: second unit - as Käaren F. Ochoa)
 2006 In from the Night (TV Movie) (first assistant director)
 2004 Around the Bend (first assistant director - as Kaaren Ochoa)
 2003 War Stories (TV Movie) (assistant director)
 2002 White Oleander (first assistant director)
 1999 Silk Hope (TV Movie) (first assistant director)
 1999 Introducing Dorothy Dandridge (TV Movie) (first assistant director)
 1998 Emma's Wish (TV Movie) (first assistant director)
 1998 Forever Love (TV Movie) (first assistant director)
 1997 Final Descent (TV Movie) (first assistant director)
 1997 Selena (first assistant director - as Kaären F. Ochoa)
 1996 Crazy Horse (TV Movie) (second assistant director)
 1996 A Friend's Betrayal (TV Movie) (first assistant director)
 1994 Following Her Heart (TV Movie) (first assistant director - as Kaaren Ochoa)
 1994 New Eden (TV Movie) (first assistant director)
 1993 Murder in the Heartland (TV Mini Series) (second assistant director - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.2 (1993) ... (second assistant director - as Kaaren Ochoa)
- Episode #1.1 (1993) ... (second assistant director - as Kaaren Ochoa)
 1993 Gettysburg (first assistant director: second unit)
 1993 Airborne (second assistant director: second unit)
 1992 A River Runs Through It (second assistant director)
 1992 Law & Order (TV Series) (second assistant director - 2 episodes)
- Trust (1992) ... (second assistant director)
- Severance (1992) ... (second assistant director)
 1991 The Dark Wind (second assistant director)
 1990 The Ambulance (first assistant director: second unit) / (second assistant director)
 1990 Sparks: The Price of Passion (TV Movie) (second assistant director)
 1988 The Milagro Beanfield War (second second assistant director)
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Alternate Names:

Kaaren Ochoa | Karen Ochoa | Kaären F. Ochoa | Kaären Ochoa | Käaren F. Ochoa
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