Kat is an Auckland based creative with a varied career in the film and theatre industry. They are a proud member of Actors Equity and WIFT (Women in Film and Television).
Represented as an actor by Collaborate Management, Kat has appeared in more than 30 stage productions across NZ's professional stages; on NZ's most loved soap Shortland Street; in TVCs, and Telefeatures; and in a long string of independent features, shorts, and music videos. Recently they have toured extensively with beloved children's theatre makers Tim Bray Theatre Company - starring in The Man Whose Mother Was a Pirate, The Great-White Man Eating Shark, Greedy Cat, A Lion in the Meadow, Badjelly the Witch, and The Whale Rider. In 2020-2023 Kat stars in multi-award winning sci-fi drama ALONE which won Best Theatre and a PANNZ Tour Ready Award at Auckland Fringe Festival, toured theatres, festivals, and airplane hangars, and took out the SYNZ Tour Ready Award at NZ Fringe Festival. ALONE will hit the international circuit in 2022 headlining at the Touring Hub at Sydney Fringe Festival and will soon embark on further international tours.
Kat is the founder of Glow House Limited - a production company crafting powerful stories for screen, stage, and beyond, and is a Producer at Dusty Room Productions which produces theatrical tours. Kat was selected for the 2022 NZFC/WIFT Emerging Producers Intensive.
Kat has directed and produced content for both screen and stage. Successes in this field include producing NZ On Air funded music video 'Crawling' for Ryan Enzed and associate producing short film 'Skin' which premiered at the 2016 NZ International Film Festival. In 2017, 'Stay', co-produced by Kat, screened at the NZ International Film Festival as well as at Giffoni International Film Festival. Theatrically Kat has produced a number of sold-out seasons including shows at the NZ International Comedy Festival, several productions at the Basement Theatre and Maidment Theatres including the critically acclaimed 'The First Time' which was also invited to show at the Toi Wahine NZ Festival of Womens Theatre. Kat is also the lead producer of hit sci-fi drama 'ALONE' (Best Theatre and PANNZ Tour Ready - Auckland Fringe, SYNZ Tour Ready - NZ Fringe). As a director Kat has helmed film projects for Blikfang Art Gallery and a number of short films, as well as successful theatrical shows at Q Theatre, Pride Festival, Short + Sweet Festival, Basement Theatre, and Maidment Theatres. In 2022 Kat produced 'Maumahara' - a short film as part of Someday Stories 6.
Kat has penned several screenplays and theatrical works. Kat's first short film 'Numb' was accepted into the Cannes Film Festival 2016 Short Film Corner, which she attended in France that year. Since then she has penned several other short films and commercial scripts, as well as sketch and comedy work. In 2019 Kat was selected to take part in Auckland Theatre Company's Young Writers Table.