Born in Montreal, Phyllis Katrapani studied at the Université du Québec à Montréal, the FAMU School of Cinema in Prague in the Czech Republic, where she directed her first film, Zatisi (Still Life, 1992) and the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema, Concordia University. She founded the production company, Île Blanche in 1995, and produced and directed Ithaka, a poetic medium-length fiction film. In 2002, she directed Home, anoriginal feature film mixing both documentary and fiction genres. Within Reach (2006), her latest work is a personal documentary addressing questions of intimacy in art and the documentary filmmaker’s standpoint. She currently teaches film.