Kate Cheeseman is a BAFTA winning director working in both film and television. She has just finished as lead director on series 9 of Call the Midwife and before that directed the finale of season 8. She has also recently directed her fifth short film and is developing several feature film projects one of which has interest in the States for production next year.
Kate originally started her career in film editing, before moving to direct documentary films where she took crews abroad and directed large scale reconstructions of train crashes, life boat rescues and house fires. Moving to fiction she was awarded a BAFTA, the Prix Danube Jury Prize and several further prizes and nominations for the serial and TV Film, Pig Heart Boy. Furthermore, she won an RTS Award and a BMA medal for previous scripted productions.
Kate’s most recent short, Blue Room is a short about a young woman trapped in a strange room and was made as part of the final round of ThatFilmFestival. It is a film about recovering from grief. What Happened to Evie, is a thriller operating on three timelines, about a young woman coming to terms with a sexually motivated attack. It stars Olivier Award winning Mike Jibson (HamiltonLdn) and Bessie Coates. Amongst other awards, the film won Best International Short Fiction at Galway Film Fleadh as well as at San Jose International Film Festival and Best short by a female director in the Cannes Short Film Corner. It has been nominated for many more awards and has won several best editing prizes. Her previous film, Love Somehow, won 8 awards including best director, best performance, best music and best screenplay. Kate has also made a comedy horror short with Phil Davis which was chosen as one of the top 5 thrillers and a highlight of Aesthetica Film Festival and finally an animated opera which is still in post.
Kate is now dividing her time between high-end drama and developing her feature projects including a thriller and a psychological drama. More information and examples of her work can be found on this website.
She is represented by Olivia Gray, Independent Talent
Referees: Pippa Harris at Neal Street Productions
and Annie Tricklebank, email on request