Kate is mostly known for directing, producing and acting in her Lord of the Rings prequel, ‘Born of Hope’, released on the internet in December 2009 with over 40 million views to date.
Although introduced to performing from the age of four, she took a bit of a hiatus from the arts to complete a Zoology Degree but quickly realised that science and academia was not really for her. In 2003 Kate set up Actors at Work Productions as a banner for various creative projects linked mostly to Stage and Film work. Early work was mainly filming theatre shows. At the same time Kate continued to grow as an actor, moving from mostly musical theatre into the world of film. Kate directed her first narrative film in 2005, a short called ‘Into the Darkness’. The horsemen was another short film she directed and then of course there is Born of Hope. She has worked on a number of films, experiencing many different jobs behind the camera, including stand in and doubling work on major films like Gulliver’s Travels and Harry Potter.
Kate’s latest project is Ren: The Girl with the Mark, a short form fantasy series about a young woman who finds herself bound to a powerful ancient spirit which leaves her with a mark on her face that brands her as evil and dangerous in everyone’s eyes. Hunted by the Kah’Nath she is forced to leave behind the family she’s spent her whole life protecting and go on the run to find the truth of being a Marked One. You can find out more about the show and watch the first season here.
As well as pushing Ren towards a possible long form traditional TV series, Kate is now looking for new challenges and is currently developing a new feature film project.