Making the Move into Directing for Television (Online)
Throughout a 25 year career in television Katie has worked to the highest editorial standards, Exec Producing one-off documentaries, documentary series and social experiments, often with complex access, compliance and duty of care requirements. Her programmes have won numerous awards including Broadcast, RTS and Grierson Awards and she has worked extensively with emerging directors including Exec Producing nine First Cuts for C4 and mentoring and promoting young female directors.
As Creative Director at Sundog Pictures Katie’s commissions included the acclaimed Teachers Training to Kill and What Britain Bought for C4, Whatever Happened to Tony Slattery? on BBC2 and two BBC3 series - Big in the Valleys and a forthcoming series on surrogacy – all of which were made by female directors.
As Head of Docs at Keo Films Katie was responsible for Broadcast, RTS and Grierson Best Documentary series winner, The Romanians are Coming, three series of Skint (Grierson-nominated and rated 3.3M) and real-world social experiments such as Living with the Amish.
As a multiple award-winning executive producer Katie has worked at Films of Record, Minnow and Lightbox where she was responsible for developing and exec producing over 50 hours of acclaimed documentary series including Grierson shortlisted Absolutely Fashion: Inside British Vogue, RTS and Grierson nominated American Justice, War Child, Love and Drugs on the Street and Grierson shortlisted Excluded: Kicked out of School.
As a filmmaker Katie’s credits include BBC2’s George Melly’s Last Stand (Grierson shortlisted) and Extraordinary Breastfeeding (achieved ratings of 3.8M). She also worked at RDF Media for 10 years and was part of the original team that developed Faking It and Wifeswap.