Born in the UK, Kate moved to Sydney in 2007 to study acting at the prestigious Acting school NIDA. While there she performed live for the Pope on his World Youth Day tour, in a production of The Stations of The Cross. She perfected her on set skills in numerous commercials, student films, music videos, feature films and TV series. While at an audition for a small independent commercial, the producer asked her if she would like to direct it, she had never directed before but her on set experience had given her enough exposure to what a director does and how they communicate to cast and crew. She rose to the challenge and got the directing bug!
This led her to Los Angeles to study directing at the renowned UCLA in 2009. While in Los Angeles she continued her acting studies at the Ivana Chubbuck Studio and TVI. During her studies she got involved in several features and short films, behind and in front of the camera. After graduating from UCLA in 2011, the thesis film she directed, Cell/Phone played at the Cannes Film Festival. Later in 2011 she was selected by Women in Film (WIF LA) to direct one of the digital PSA's about the dangers of using a cell phone while driving. This was submitted for an Emmy and eventually won a Telly Award.
She is also a writer and wrote the web series Babe Arella, for her and her friends, through the SAG New media contract. This enabled her to hone her directing, acting and production skills and get five of her cast SAG eligibility.
Her latest short film due out shortly, called Sticks and Stones, is about the devastating effects of bullying and was shot on the new Sony F65 camera. Once the film is complete she will submit it to festivals in the USA and overseas.