Assertion Films is a development and production company specializing in documentaries for broadcast and online audiences. In addition, we collaborate with independent producers, companies and community organizations to create cross-platform content with a focus on quality storytelling and high production value.

Our Team

Katrina Parks
Director, Writer & Executive Producer

Katrina is drawn to projects that highlight strong women and enrich our culture and environment.  She started her career in San Francisco, working for a documentary production company while being the executive director and co-founder of a non-profit Cinefemme, which supports women filmmakers.  In these capacities, she developed her grant-writing and producing skills.  Since moving to Los Angeles in 2005 , she has worked in television primarily as a producer and writer.  Her credits include programs for A&E, Discovery Channel, Food Network, Fox, History, Lifetime, PBS, Travel Channel and TLC.  The Harvey Girls: Opportunity Bound” is Katrina’s full-length directorial debut.  The film premiered at the National Archives in June 2013 and is being distributed by American Public Television to a dozen PBS stations nationally. Katrina’s short film “Wrappings”, which she also wrote and directed, won a SASA Award from the United Nations. Katrina has a BFA from the University of New Mexico in painting and drawing, and an MFA from San Francisco State University in Film Production. She is a member of the Producers Guild of America.

Michael Parks
Executive Producer

Michael’s career path has taken him from working in England’s House Of Commons to successful careers in architecture, music, film and television. Michael’s producing, directing and production credits include films and television for Disney, Fox, DreamWorks, Touchstone, Sony, Walden Media, Mark Burnett Productions, ABC, NBC, CBS, Discovery, Nat Geo, Lucas Films and PBS among others. Along the way Michael has climbed the treacherous slopes of Mt. Everest, filmed inside the Russian Kremlin, negotiated with the President and Governor of Panama and worked on Oscar-winning films.