Katharine is a producer and director with over sixteen years experience in creative documentary for broadcast & cinema. She has made films for the BBC, Channel 4, ITV and Discovery, amongst others.
Most recently she has been working on a feature length film on the impact of income inequality, inspired by the book “The Spirit Level”. Called THE DIVIDE, the film will be released in UK cinemas in April 2016. Other projects as a director include LONDON RECRUITS: THE SECRET WAR AGAINST APARTHEID, an experiential and interactive film for the V&A; a film on the lives of Latin American women in London INVISIBLE WOMEN; and the Grierson-nominated TRANSPLANT for BBC1. Alongside DocHeads she has two production companies: Literally Films (www.literallyfilms.co.uk) focuses on social justice documentaries and is the main home of her individual work. Disobedient Films (www.disobedientfilms.com) explores ways to subvert conventional narratives through interactive and cross-genre work in film, art and journalism.
Katharine has also worked as a Development Executive at leading independent production companies, and regularly gives masterclasses on documentary production & funding, including Sheffield Doc/Fest Devise 2 Deliver, The Smalls Festival, Four Corners Film, and DOK Leipzig. She is the mentor for Four Corners Digital Film Micro Lab 2015.
Tristan Anderson is a BAFTA winning documentary filmmaker whose films and TV shows have been broadcast in over 15 countries internationally including in the UK on the BBC, Channel 4, The Community Channel and on the Emmy award winning Current TV.
His short documentary film Sexy Girls Have it Easy has been viewed over 4 million times online & he created, produced and directed the factual entertainment show ‘What Did I Do Last Night?’ which ran for two series (12 x 30 mins) on the Emmy award winning Current TV in the UK, Italy and South Africa. Subsequently the show has been sold internationally and was a MIPTV pick of the week at Cannes last year.
Tristan regularly attends international film festivals to speak on panels and lead workshops and masterclasses. He also runs and owns the production company Film-Mode which has produced documentaries for Channel 4, London Live & The Guardian Online.
Along with his documentary work he is a musician who makes electronic music under the name ‘ArtWars’, is the drummer in a heavy metal band called ‘Sour Treat’ & a singer songwriter who goes by the name of ‘Moon Jr’.
Fred Grace, alongside Gemma Atkinson is the founder and director of Fat Rat Films, the award-winning documentary production company. Their films have been broadcast on BBC Newsnight, Channel 4, Al-Jazeera, screened worldwide at festivals and garnered national press coverage.
The nature of their films has seen them attacked with pepper spray and threatened with a two-year jail sentence by the British government.
Gemma is a founding member of Fat Rat Films and award-winning documentary producer and director.Her films have been screened worldwide at festivals (Sheffield Doc/Fest, Silverdocs, LSFF, EEFF, Branchage, Berlin Film Society) and have been broadcast on major UK television (BBC, C4, Al Jazeera).
Through her work with NGOs and charities such as The Elders and Publish What You Pay she has produced and directed films in countries such as Niger, Brazil, Haiti and Occupied Palestine.
Interested in social injustice and fairer world for all, her film NO PLACE LIKE HOME on detention without trial in the UK caused such an uproar in government and media that she was threatened with a two-year jail sentence after it was broadcast on BBC Newsnight.
At heart though its about the characters; her intimate portrait of Darren, a conflicted mechanic in OIL & WATER was premiered at Silverdocs and went onto win the best documentary award at The Smalls Festival in 2012.