Kate Cheeseman is an award-winning director working in film and television drama. She started her career in film editing before moving to direct documentary and then drama. She worked first on series, then high end drama and drama serials. She was awarded a BAFTA and the Prix Danube Jury Prize for the TV film - One Whole Heart and serial Pig Heart Boy. She has also won an RTS and a BMA medal for previous drama productions. She has studied script development and worked in the theatre, taking a play about the women in Matisse’s life to Edinburgh Theatre Festival.
Most recently, Kate directed s short film from an award winning screenplay by Carol Younghusband and produced by Georgina French which won best film by a female director in the short film corner at Cannes. It also won a platinum award from IMDB and is next screening at Galway International Film Festival. It stars Hamilton King and Olivier winning actor, Mike Jibson, Sian Reeves and up and coming actress Bessie Coates. Before that Kate directed a 30-minute short film, Love Somehow about Dylan Thomas’ wife Caitlin. This is screening Internationally in the States, South America, Europe and India, and has been nominated for over 25 awards; winning five, including Best Director, Best Performance, a Remi at Huston Word Fest, a Silver Medal in LA and an Excellence in Film Making Award. It has also been awarded two further certificates of excellence. Kate is also working on an animated opera about “The Futurists” which is in post-production and her previous short thriller Roadkiller starring Phil Davis, screened at festivals around the world. It has recently screened at the British Horror Festival in Leicester Square and at BAFTA recognised Aesthetica Film Festival it was chosen as one of the top 5 thrillers to see and reviews on-line named it one of the highlights of the festival.
Kate is now developing several feature films including a ghost story, Isolation, psychodrama Through the Mirror, and a drama, The Wind Telephone. She is also attached to direct a romantic comedy, ITILY, set on a double decker bus with producer Agnes Fernandes, to shoot 2019/2020.
She is represented by Olivia Gray, Independent Talent