Kate Whitbread is a producer of feature films, television series, television commercials, live theatre and events. Her company KWFilms develops and produces content with a focus on female audiences worldwide.
Kate is thrilled to be working with long time friend and colleague Aleksandar Vass and coming on board as Executive Producer on HAND TO GOD sees her returning to the theatre where she started her career. Kate is a graduate of the National Theatre Drama School. She started life as an actor and she went on to produce and direct many varied theatre productions.
For the stage Kate Co-produced 8 THE PLAY at Her Majesties Theatre in support of marriage equality, as well as all the women cast for 12 ANGRY MEN at the Alex Theatre in St Kilda, raising awareness for the White Ribbon Campaign. Kate has worked on many theatre productions including SEXERCISE-THE MUSICAL, LIFE AND TIMES OF TIMOTHY CROSS, DAMAGED ANGEL, the life of Sinead O’Connor, and AFTER DINNER, MONSTERS for the Victorian Arts Centre which she also co-wrote.
Some of Kate’s feature film credits include THE SPIRIT OF THE GAME, distributed by Samuel Goldwyn; AFI and IF.Award winning feature film
THE CATERPILLAR WISH for Palace films. Kate produced and directed SURVIVING GEORGIA starring Shane Jacobson and Pia Miranda,and DEEPER THAN BLUE with Colin Friels and Susie Porter. Kate has also produced a number of short films including OUT OF ORDER which she also directed.
Kate is currently producing the psychological thriller feature film THE UNLIT from a screenplay by Daren Markey, which she will also direct. In 2018 she will direct THE WOLF OF ROSTOV by George Viscas, and MAXWELL by Sandra Sciberras. She is also developing for television BEFORE SUMMER, an 8 part contempary thriller set on the Morning Peninsula, GIRLS IN THE STREET, the moving 2 part story of the Australian artist Joy Hester and is currently Executive Producer on the independent sci-fi/thriller LIFE ON EARTH: RESURRECTION, the debut feature film from writer and director Kieran King.
Kate is a member of Women in Film and TV Victoria and an advocate for White Ribbon Australia. Kate is also Industry Liaison and initiated the Screenwriters competition for the Lorne Film festival to encourage new writers.