Not surprisingly, the key elements of Broken Waters happen to give a pretty good snapshot of who Karolyne is. Like the main character's struggle to maintain both a personal and professional life, Karolyne’s pull between her artistic and scientific career goals is a life-long quest for balance. The film's cultural backdrop reflects her own heritage, having a francophone mother from Embrun, just outside of Ottawa, and an Anglophone (and passionate Francophile) father from Vancouver. The visual aspect of the film reflects her love of nature and appreciation for the visual serenity of Asian dramatic cinema. Last but no least, Karolyne cares deeply about the topic of psychiatric health care, and the impacts of psychotropic prescription drugs (good and bad) at the individual and societal level.
Over the years, Karolyne has acted in theatrical, television and film productions in French and English in four different cities. Her most recent role was in a 2013 stage production of Mon corps deviendra froid, a drama by the French-Canadian playwright Anne-Marie Olivier, in Toronto.
She learnt film production principles through a number of courses offered by the Canadian Film Training Centre, from 2002 to 2006. These were solidified through the practical experience of producing the trailer for Broken Waters, which she produced with a $44,000 budget and the support of 19 cast, crew and creative team members.