Karney Hatch was raised on a farm in Idaho and has fond memories of his grandparents’ massive garden in the backyard of their home in Moscow. He attended Colby College, the Univeristy of Idaho and the Northwest Film Center before moving to Los Angeles in 1999 to pursue screenwriting. Two of his screenplays were optioned by producers in Hollywood and he also wrote, directed and produced theatre while in LA.
Hatch’s first documentary, “Overdrawn!” was featured on NPR’s All Things Considered, on MSNBC’s Red Tape Chronicles and on Thom Hartmann’s radio program, among others. A cut-down version ran on Current TV. “Overdrawn!” was distributed (under the title “Rip Off: Banks Exploiting Consumers”) with Filmmakers Library in New York, and aired on Link TV in 2011-12. Since 2008 he has produced and directed independent projects for Al Gore’s Current TV and a number of NGOs in Latin America, Africa and Europe.