A Performance Driven Director

The meanings behind the written word are essential to the interpretation that happens in front of the camera. Actors instinctively know this but the technical aspect of a set can be distracting. It's Katie's goal to help an actor carve space out from the chaos, get comfortable and become free to perform from a place of truth.

Actor Director

How She Shows Up
Katie’s experience both in front of and behind the camera brings tremendous value to a set. Through dialogue and script analysis, and understanding the space needed for an actor’s performance, production moves quickly and efficiently. She sees when small technical shifts can make a huge change in performance. The goal is simple: bring out the best in everyone and never let the beat drop.

A Passion For Story Telling
Anything in front of a camera must tell a story and Katie’s passion is to shoot these stories, particularly those based in truth, peeking into the uncomfortable places of drama and comedy. Invite the audience in, create an emotional connection and you have a story people want to hear.

Case Study: Nike Video shoot
Behind The Design” video for the new Nike Air Susan featuring professional athletes Mike Trout, Ndomukong Suh & Sue Bird.

Katie understood their need for strong coaching — it’s what they know. She instinctually knew that they needed quick, technical feedback with an energy that kept them moving forward to create a successful performance. She proudly earned the name “The Athlete Whisperer”.

Nike’s Behind the Design Promotion Video in
conjuction with LAIKA Studios