Kate is a London-based filmmaker whose work explores the nexus of power, speech and political activism. As a director, she approaches filmmaking in formally experimental ways, constantly searching for unusual or unexpected ways of telling a story. Her Grierson award-winning short film, FAKE NEWS FAIRYTALE, a dark documentary fairytale, tells the story of a Macedonian teenager who writes fake news about American politics in the run-up to the 2016 election. The film premiered online on The Atlantic and screened at festivals internationally, including the BFI London Film Festival, DOC NYC and Sheffield Doc/Fest. Prior to that, she directed UNSPEAKABLE (Sheffield Doc/Fest ‘17, ZagrebDox ‘18), a short hybrid documentary that uses actors lip-syncing to the words of three men labelled as ‘non-violent extremists’ by the government to tell a story about the fringes of free speech and extremism in Britain.
Kate works frequently as a documentary cinematographer and has shot films for organisations such as Channel 4 News and The Bureau for Investigative Journalism, including a short film about the devastating Grenfell tower fire (‘Life in a Tower Block After Grenfell’) for Channel 4 News, who were nominated for a BAFTA for their coverage of the fire. She has filmed documentaries in places including Israel, Palestine, the Caribbean, France, Argentina, and the Balkans. Kate is a graduate of the UK’s National Film & Television School, where she received an M.A. in Directing Documentary film and the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, where she received a B.Sc in International Politics.