Kate has worked in the film industry for the last 25 years. As an actor appearing in more than 25 TV programs including City Homicide, Rush, Kath and Kim, Full Frontal and several years on some of Australia’s best loved soaps. 6 six feature films including THE CRAIC and EVIL ANGLES and 25 plays both here and in the UK.
As a writer she has written for, Comedy Inc and Full Frontal, breakfast radio on TTFM as well as receiving development funding from Film Victoria for a feature screenplay which was optioned by a Melbourne production house. She went onto write the screenplay for her award winning film FIVE MOMENTS OF INFIDELITY which she also produced and directed.
FIVE MOMENTS OF INFIDELITY won - Best Film DIGISPAA, Best Film Salento IFF (Italy), Best Australian film Idaho PIFF (USA), and screened at Festivals - Rome IFF, Reel Affirmations FF (USA), London Australian FF at the Barbican and UK tour, Dublin Australian FF (Ireland) , Swansea IFF (UK) , Singapore FFF. The film received further nominations for Best Screenplay, Best Direction and several Best Performance nominations. It had a theatrical release in NZ and DVD release world wide.
Further directing credits include: The making of Five Moments, Second unit on the feature film YOU AND YOUR STUPID MATE, and several scenes while doing Directors' Attachments on both Blue Heelers and City Homicide
Kate and her sister Charmaine set up their production company Baby Banksia to develop and produce their own projects.Visit Baby Banksia
Gavin's introduction to the benefits of natural, physiological childbirth started in 2003, when he co-directed THE BIRTHRITE EXPERIENCE, a 1hr educational film about the physiological benefits of upright birth. Fascinated by the emotional impact of the birth experience on mother and baby, Gavin's interest in birth continued. Research began into understanding the divide between the realities of modern maternity service provision and evidence-based practice. Gavin met Kate in 2009 when Homebirth was tipped to become illegal in Australia.
Gavin's career in film & TV started in 1995 when he commenced a B.A. in Communication Studies. After graduating top of his year he entered the world of broadcast television as an ENG cameraman for PRIME television before moving into the private sector where he started directing, shooting and editing corporate and industrial films.
In 1998 Gavin established his own award-winning video production company, GOOD EYE DEER, which services many local, national and international clients.
His first foray into documentary was working as cinematographer on the critically-acclaimed THE GREAT AUSTRALIAN LOCKOUT, a 1hr documentary for the history channel. Other achievements include working as cinematographer on the multi-award-winning short THE UNSPOKEN ; and working as Director of Photography on the independent feature, BATHING FRANKY, released in June 2012.
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