Kate is an award-winning London based cinematographer with a strong visual style and unique eye, who strives to put story at the heart of her cinematography, whether she is working in fiction or documentary, film, television or commercials.
Kate’s work has screened in competition at international festivals including Sundance, Berlin and SXSW and she won the Underwire Award for Best Cinematography for the 2015 film Nazi Boots. Her documentary credits include Ava DuVernay’s ‘Venus Vs.’, the Emmy Award-winning TV series Years of Living Dangerously, and Karen Guthrie’s critically acclaimed The Closer We Get.
Her work on British independent features includes Blooded (‘Breathtaking cinematography’ BIFF), Having You (starring Anna Friel and Romola Garai) and shooting 2nd Unit on Pathé’s Africa United with Sean Bobbitt BSC. Earlier in her career, she worked as a camera assistant on features including Batman Begins, Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow and The Brothers Grimm. Kate also shoots television drama and her recent credits include BBC one’s primetime drama Call the Midwife and series 3 of Uncle.
Kate studied cinematography at the UK’s National Film and Television School, where she was the recipient of the Freddie Francis Scholarship. Prior to this, she studied the moving image during an inspirational year at the University of California, and has a background in photography, painting and drawing.
Kate is excited to create images that serve the story and resonate with audiences. The narratives she is drawn to centre on human experience, often demanding visceral, textured images full of feeling, which look to give an audience the emotional experience of the character’s world. She loves to shoot in expansive landscapes and is a skilled and versatile camera operator who particularly enjoys working handheld with a naturalist lighting style.