Director. Actor. Producer. Coach.Writer

 

Katie is a fifth generation Oregonian with Irish roots and 20 years on sets in every capacity from actor, director, producer, screenwriter and more. Her multi-faceted expertise brings tremendous value to her sets, where she wears many hats, making everyone’s job easier. Integrity of the work, giving clarity, collaboration with a team and sharing the success are essential pieces to Katie’s spirit. Her busy acting studio for kids and teens keep her in check to emerging trends.

Directing

  • NIKE/LAIKA

  • Portland Trail Blazers (NBA)

  • BMW

  • Mercedes

  • Carerra

  • InRage Ent./Sony Music -Empty Spaces

  • Bensimon Center/Mercedes/PFSA

  • The Bensimon Center

  • Shopkick

  • Job Today

  • Magic Kinder

  • Plasmon

  • Photon Studios

  • Portland Trail Blazers/Media Day

Directing/Producer - Short Films

  • The Hallways

  • Street Kids

  • Guy, Girl, Guitar

  • Kids and Politics

  • Imagine That!

  • The Right Ingredients

  • The Royal Quest

Acting - click here for reel

  • Nominated for Best Comedic Actress, Women Film Critics Circle alongside Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, and Sara Jessica Parker for her role as Meris in Rid of Me

  • Hollywood Reporter’s Oscar Watch list, for role as Meris in Rid of Me

  • NY Times Critics’ Pick of the week film, Rid Of Me

  • Eight seasons on Portlandia (IFC)

  • Guest spots on network series Leverage (TNT), Grimm (NBC), Everything Sucks (Netflix) and The Perfectionist (Freeform)

  • Roles in independent films earning places at the Tribecca Film Festival, Palm Springs International Film festival, LA Film Festival, and the NY Film Festival

  • Commercial, modeling and voice over work.

Producer

Alcove Productions, founded in 2008, is a start-to-finish production company that specializes in bringing creative thought to life in film, commercials, music videos, PSA's and more.

Alcove’s first feature film, Rid of Me, premiered in New York at the Tribecca Film Festival and received the NY Times “Critics Pick of the Week”, going on to sell to Showtime, Amazon, Netflix, and become a cult classic.

Acting Studio

Owner-operator of the The Studio NW home of the beloved Acting For Kids & Teens program in Portland, Oregon where she mentors aspiring artists. The studio is a staple in the community and often the Hub for the local film scene.

Writer

Katie is most passionate about the three feature films she wrote in 2018 which are currently in development with producers Michael Doven (Mission Impossible), Harvey Lowry (Christmas in the Heartland), and Rachel Meyer (Gothic Harvest).

 
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