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Karen Dufilho        

Executive Producer for Google Spotlight Stories

Karen Dufilho is Executive Producer at Google Spotlight Stories. Dufilho, who was instrumental in introducing immersive, narrative content in mobile VR and VR at Google, is responsible for engaging and shepherding talent and content from development through production and multi-platform launch, resulting in a body of original, award-winning, creator-driven stories that explore new questions of story-teller and audience.

Dufilho was Executive Producer on Academy nominated short film Pearl, directed by Patrick Osborne. As well, she has worked on Emmy nominated couch gag for The Simpsons, Cannes Lion awarded Gorillaz Saturn Bars (Spirit House) directed by Jamie Hewlett and produced by Passion Pictures, and Help, directed by Justin Lin, winner of two Cannes Gold Lions for innovations in story.

Cultivating a network of renowned animation and story talent, Karen founded House of K where she garners the best of the industry’s unique and premier voices for mobile, VR, studios and film.

Prior to founding House of K and serving as Executive Producer at Google Spotlight Stories, Dufilho was a Producer and Head of Shorts at Pixar Animation Studios, where she handled franchise production efforts for A Bugs Life, Toy Story 2 and Monsters Inc. She is the producer of Academy & Annie Award-winning short films "For the Birds" and "Geri’s Game."

She began her career as a Production Manager and Assistant Director, first at Acme Films, then at Duck Soup Productions.

In 2016, Dufilho was invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Short Films and Feature Animation Branch and is an active member of Women in Animation.

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