Kate has enjoyed a long association with ABC TV drama directing multiple episodes of GP and PHOENIX (1991 & 1992), her episodes were nominated for four AFI Awards including Best Director; the NHK co-production ESCAPE FROM JUPITER(1993) which won the Children’s Audience Vote for Best Children’s Television Drama at the ATOM Film & Television Awards; JANUS (1994), her episodes were nominated for two AFI Awards; POLICE RESCUE (1993), HEARTLAND(1994), CORELLI (1995) which received a BANFF International Award for Best Episode in a Television Series, MERCURY (1996), RAW FM (1997), WILDSIDE (1997) SOMETHING IN THE AIR (1999) and MDA (2002/2003). Other television credits include the CoxKnight children’s series WORST BEST FRIENDS (2002), Jim Henson’s Sci-Fi series FARSCAPE (2002), BLACKJACK telemovie (2006), ALL SAINTS (2008) and CITY HOMICIDE (2009).
Kate’s mini-series direction includes: SIMONE DE BEAUVOIR’S BABIES, 4 x 1 hour (1996) which was nominated Best Mini Series, BANFF International Television Festival, won Best Actor and Actress and was nominated for Best Mini Series by the Australian Film Institute and was winner Best Mini Series at the ATOM Film & Television Awards; THE FARM, 3 x 1 hour (2000) for ABC TV, nominated Best Actress AFI Awards and nominated for a Logie Award for Most Outstanding Mini-Series/Telemovie; CHANGI, 6 x 1 hour (2001), won the Gold Camera Award in the US at the International Film & Video Festival, won the World Silver Award for Best Mini-Series at The New York Festival, won a Logie Award for Most Outstanding Mini-Series and was nominated for Best Mini-Series and Best Actor at the AFI Awards; FIGHTING SEASON, set up director directing 4 of 6 eps (2017) for Foxtel and Sky Vision UK.
Kate’s first feature film, LOOKING FOR ALIBRANDI (1999) screened at many film festivals winning many awards including five 2000 AFI Awards including Best Film, Best Actress and Best Editing. It was also nominated for seven 2000 Film Critics Circle of Australia Awards including Best Film, Best Director, Best Actress and Best Editing, received Best Film at the 2000 IF Awards and was nominated as Best Director at the Variety Club of Australia Awards.
Kate has been directing television in the US since 2005. Her many credits include NASHVILLE, ONCE UPON A TIME, REVENGE, BONES, CROSSING JORDAN,SHARK, LAW AND ORDER SVU, NCIS LA, PRIVATE PRACTICE, PAST LIFE, UNDERGROUND, AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D, BLINDSPOT, CASTLE, THE MAGICIAN, HAND OF GOD, UNSOLVED and RIZZOLI AND ISLES.
She was awarded the 2008 Australian Director’s Guild Michael Carson Award for Excellence in Television Drama Direction.