Kate has worked in the Australian film and television industry for over 25 years for some of Australia’s most prestigious current affairs programs, ABC television’s documentary department and as an independent producer.
She’s travelled the world in pursuit of a good story, working in challenging locations with occasionally difficult people. She’s dodged rubber bullets in Palestine, climbed a volcano in Hawaii and wrangled pigs in Chinchilla.
Some highlights include the Walkley Award finalist and Logie nominated documentary AFTER THE DELUGE, THE VALLEY with journalist Paul Lockyer and a recent stint producing environmental films — I CAN CHANGE YOUR MIND ABOUT CLIMATE and TEN BUCKS A LITRE.
She was one of the producers of the theatrical documentary FRACKMAN which had the good fortune to be selected for the first Good Pitch Australia event in 2016. As impact producer, Kate spearheaded the innovative grassroots distribution and outreach strategy that drove the box office and impact success of the film.
On the back of the success of FRACKMAN and motivated by the potential of creating real conversation and community around documentaries, Kate oversaw the release and outreach strategies for a range of social issue films through the Screen Australia backed enterprise Screen Impact.
At Shark Island Institute she’s been able to combine her passion for impact and producing — managing the Good Pitch Australia slate of 19 feature docs and currently working with the team on the feature documentary THE DEPARTMENT.
Creating great content and finding meaningful ways to connect with audiences is what keeps her hard at work.
Producer/Impact Producer: Shark Island Institute