Kate Herron is a writer-director of comedy and drama short films, with a focus on female-led comedy. She is passionate about making character-driven films that are as cinematic as they are funny. Needless to say, she's a big Billy Wilder fan.
Her films have competed internationally at festivals including Flickerfest, Palm Springs Shortsfest and London Short Film Festival. Her work has also been featured by Hunger Magazine, Marie Claire and Film4. It has been described as, “Fantastic” (Directors Notes) “Moving” (The British Comedy Guide) and “Great” (Aint It Cool News). Lisa Albert (Producer and writer) of Mad Men described her film Valentine as "A perfect film."
Kate is currently adapting her award-winning short Rest Stop into a feature with Monica Heisey (debut novel I Can't Believe It's Not Better recommended by the New Yorker and Lena Dunham) and working on a separate feature, Jane is Dead which has producer Katie Mavroleon (David Brent: Life on the Road) attached to produce.
"Able to translate funny and rambunctious tales in great cinematic ways. Quirky, and with an edge of humanity to them, Herron has a keen eye for what makes a great comedy" - Film Debate, 5 Upcoming Female Directors to be Excited For, 2015