About Kathryn

I’m a working writer so I get the challenges of creative work.

I’ve been a professional writer for over 20 years and over the last six years, I’ve created a series of workshops, sessions, and programmes that help writers be the best they can be.  I help folks smash procrastination, achieve their writing goals – and take their projects from good to great.

I was recently described on Facebook as “a kick-ass babe who knows her shit” so I’m just going to go with that. (Actual BIO below…)

 

You can read about my upcoming writing workshops below or click HERE.

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CURRENT PROJECTS:

My most recently produced projects include the TV series – “Fresh Eggs” and “The Cul de Sac.”  And telefeature I co-wrote for TVNZ has just gone into production. I’m also working on an HBO sci-fi series, my latest play and have two feature film screenplays which are in development. 

MY NEXT WORKSHOPS & EVENTS:

The BIG Mid-Winter Write-In (18 August) Writing project progressing slower than you’d like? Can’t find the time? 

Let’s spend a day smashing your page count! Whether you want to move your project forward or just get your awesome idea up and running – the BIG Mid-Winter Write-In will help you take a BIG step towards your writing goal. READ MORE & BOOK NOW

Beginner’s Guide to Screenwriting (7 & 8 September) – my popular and intensive two-day workshop designed to demystify the nuts and bolts of screenwriting. READ MORE HERE  Only 6 Spaces left BOOK NOW

Creative Brainstorming (6.30pm 5 September) This stimulating, interactive workshop is hosted by Writer’s Cafe and shows writers how they can improve their idea generation, beat writers block and get into the zone.  BOOK HERE

Productive Writer Masterclass (19 October) – exciting details and registration opening soon… 

BIOGRAPHY:

Kathryn is an award-winning screenwriter who has worked in the NZ television/film industry for over 20 years.   She has significant television and film credits (see credits below) and has developed numerous television series for NZ’s major production companies.

She currently has a co-written telefeature in production with GreenStone TV and a comedy series in development with Warner Brothers. 

In 2018 she was a co-writer on two television series “The Cul de Sac” and “Fresh Eggs” – and a Seed Grant (Advanced) recipient.   Kathryn also works as a Script Consultant / Assessor for NZOA not to mention numerous writers and producers. She regularly runs sell out workshops at the Auckland Writers Festival and last October was a speaker at the Fourth World Conference of Screenwriters in Berlin.

Kathryn produced her first play ‘Mike & Virginia” (co-written with Nick Ward) in 2011 as part of the Comedy Festival and it was subsequently produced in Wellington at Circa Theatre (2013).

Awards/Competitions:

2017 Adams Best New Play Award – Shortlisted

SWANZ – Best Play – Mike & Virginia (with Nick Ward) (2012)

KFM Inaugural Short Story Competition (2004) – Winner

AFTA for Best Drama Script (with Paula Boock) for “The Strip.” (2003)

Qantas Media Award  – Best Human Relations Column (1998)

Film Credits:

Shelved (Winner – Best Animated Short Film – NY International Film Festival) – Writer, The Devil’s Rock (Feature) – Story Editor, Dean Spanley (Feature) – Script Consultant, Love Birds (Feature) – Story Editor, The Ferryman (Feature) – Script Editor, Cradle – Script Consultant, Poppy (Animated Short) – Story Editor.

Theatre Credits:

Mike & Virginia – Producer/Playwright,(Stamp 2011, Circa 2013) Bowled Over (ATC 2013) – Playwright, Girls Gotta Eat – Writer.

Television Credits:

Fresh Eggs (Dramedy), The Cul de Sac (children’s drama series 2 & 3) – Writer, Story-liner, The Cult – (prime time drama) – Co-Creator, Amazing Extraordinary Friends – (children’s comedy series) – Writer, The Strip – (prime time drama) – Writer, Holly’s Heroes – (children’s drama) – Writer, The Lost Children – (children’s drama) – Writer, Street Legal – (prime time drama) – Writer.

Books: “Has Johnny Come Lately?” (HarperCollins)

Magazines: North & South, Grace Magazine, More Magazine, She Magazine, Canadian Screenwriter.awf_folks_2015.jpg

WCOS Berlin 2018

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