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, playing with genre conventions in order to investigate truth. Her latest film, FAKE NEWS FAIRYTALE, tells the story of a Macedonian teenager who writes fake news about American politics in the run-up to the 2016 election. Judged as 'innovative and original' by the jury, the film won a Grierson award, premiered online on The Atlantic, screened at film festivals internationally, including the BFI London Film Festival, DOC NYC and Sheffield Doc/Fest, and is one of ten artworks included in a contemporary art exhibit, ‘Digital Citizen: The Precarious Subject’ at BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art in 2019. Previously, she directed UNSPEAKABLE, a short hybrid documentary that uses actors lip-syncing to the words of three men labelled as ‘non-violent extremists’ by the government to explore the fringes of free speech and extremism in Britain. The film premiered at Sheffield Doc/Fest before going on to screen at film festivals including ZagrebDox and London Short Film Festival.
Alongside her directing work, Kate works internationally as a documentary cinematographer and has shot films for organisations such as Channel 4 News and The Bureau for Investigative Journalism in the Middle East, North Africa, South America and Europe about topics including the Windrush immigration scandal, the Grenfell tower fire, and international border walls. She recently co-led a camera course at the National Film & Television School for women directors looking to shoot their own films. She is currently directing a feature-length documentary, which is co-produced by Pulse Films.