I graduated with an Honours Degree in Film & Television Production from the National Film School, IADT in 2012. There, I majored in Directing and minored in Editing. My graduate short Breathe In (2012) was selected for a number of Irish and international film festivals. I then worked as a Broadcast Producer in TBWA Dublin for almost 2 years after graduating.
In 2014, I attended Berlinale Talents to develop a short called Little Doll at the Short Film Script Station. The film depicts the first same-sex crush of a young girl. The short then premiered as part of Generation Kplus at Berlinale 2016. For my work with Little Doll, I was included in the British Council's fiveFilms4freedom 2016 Global List – 33 inspiring people from around the world promoting freedom, equality and LGBT rights every day.
In 2016 I was very lucky to be chosen to take part in the Guiding Lights, the UK's leading mentoring scheme for filmmakers and was paired with director Alice Lowe (Prevenge, Sightseers.)
In 2017, I was funded by Screen Ireland to make Catcalls, an irreverent Horror about a sexual predator who gets whats coming to him. The film won Best Short Film at the YDA Ireland in 2018 and has played at many festivals all over the world since it's premiere at the Cork Film Festival in 2017.
I have just been selected for Screen Ireland to take part in their inaugural POV scheme with a script I wrote and will direct entitled You Are Not My Mother. There are four projects greenlit now each with a budget of up to €400,000 each – the money has been ring-fenced from Screen Ireland’s overall production budget. They will be aiming to enter production in late 2019/early 2020.
You Are Not My Mother is a Horror feature to be written and directed by myself and produced by Deirdre Levins (Nails) for Fantastic Films.
In January 2019 I was included in the Irish Times list "Top 50 to Watch in 2019."
Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org (please don't forget that 'a' in the middle or another Kate Dolan has to forward everything to me which is annoying for her.)