Ms. Karasawa founded Isotope Films in 2005 to make independent films based on true stories. Her career includes over 15 years working in film, television and commercial production with such notable directors as Spike Jonze , Jim Jarmusch , Larry Clark, Spike Lee, Stephen Frears , and Martin Scorsese. She produced BILLY THE KID in 2007 (Winner SXSW, LAFF, Edinburgh and Melbourne Film Festivals), Co-Produced Emmy Award Winning / Oscar Nominated film, THE BETRAYAL in 2008, and Spike Jonze and Lance Bangs’ TELL THEM ANYTHING YOU WANT; A PORTRAIT OF MAURICE SENDAK, in 2009 (HBO) and Lance Bangs’ THE LAZARUS EFFECT for HBO in 2010. Karasawa was chosen for the Spirit Awards Nominating Jury for Documentary in 2009 and has guest lectured at NYU and SVA.