“The death (and life) of Carl Naardlinger is Kate’s first feature film as Director. Most recently Katherine has worked as a senior story editor and writer on a number of TV series including Heartland, Sophie, and Godiva’s.
Katherine wrote the feature film Sheltered Life that premiered as part of Telefilm Canada’s Perspective Canada Cannes Programme in 2008. It featured an ensemble cast of thirteen women, and was based on Kate’s three-year stint working at a social services agency in the notorious downtown eastside of Vancouver. The film went on to play at festivals at home and abroad, and was broadcast by Superchannel.
Katherine started her writing career as an actress, playwright and director in Vancouver, performing with the feminist theatre collective Ruby Slippers.