KATE HALPIN

Kate is an award-winning writer and director based in Sydney. She has directed short films and music videos as well as TV Commercials and Online content pieces for brands such as Uber, Caltex, P&O Cruises, Cricket Australia, AMP Bank, NSW Health, Heritage Bank, Mission Australia, Deadly Choices, Travel NSW, TidyMe and Oztag.

Her film; ‘A Private Matter’ has screened at over 25 festivals worldwide, including the Academy & BAFTA accredited Flickerfest International Short Film Festival and St Kilda Film Festival in Australia. It has won numerous awards including ‘Best Film’, ‘Best Drama’, ‘Best Director’ & ‘Best Student Film’.

Kate’s latest film; ‘Hopscotch’ had its Australian premiere at Flickerfest in January 2017 and then screened at St Kilda Film Festival in Melbourne. The film is currently making it’s way around the International festival circuit and recently opened the Female Eye Film Festival in Canada, where it was nominated for ‘Best Short Film’.

Kate is a recent recipient of the first Gender Matters: Commercial & Content Directing Mentorship, which she is doing with Goodoil Films and is being sponsored by the Australian Director’s Guild. Kate has recently also been shortlisted for the Screen Australia funded TV Writer’s Room initiative: ‘Smart for A Girl: Roar‘ which is being run by Alice Bell and Imogen Banks (Puberty Blues, The Beautiful Lie, Offspring, The Slap, etc).

Kate is currently in pre-production on her next film, ‘Atlantis’ which she wrote with Lâle Teoman and is being produced by Annie Kinnane, with Tania Lambert attached as DP.