Independent Writers' Caucus
Katherine is drawn to inspiring real life stories and twisty mysteries revolving around themes of resilience, courage, and redemption. Her Humanitas New Voices-winning TV drama, LIFTOFF, was awarded an Alfred P. Sloan Grant and selected for the Netflix-sponsored Film Independent Episodic Lab. Her thriller feature, TRUE NORTH, is an Athena List Winner, Nicholl Fellowship Top 30, and set to be produced by Resonate Entertainment. Katherine’s passion for story-telling was sparked while hitchhiking the Australian Outback, shooting Super 8 film, and absorbing tales of the Aboriginal Dreamtime. She’s developed an original crime drama pilot with WBTV and won fellowships in the PGA Power of Diversity Workshop and Film Independent Screenwriter Lab. A former camera operator in the International Cinematographer’s Guild, Katherine worked with renown DPs on movies, docs, and TV. She’s originally from Michigan’s rugged Upper Peninsula, where she raced in rodeos and campaigned for her Congressman father in way too many parades.
Honors & Awards
Winner, Humanitas New Voices Fellowship – LIFTOFF – 2021
Fellow, Film Independent Episodic Lab – LIFTOFF – 2020
Winner, Alfred P. Sloan Development Grant – LIFTOFF – 2020
(TV Drama – HIDDEN FIGURES / THE RIGHT STUFF)
LIFTOFF intercuts the true story of America’s first six female astronauts – who blast through the brotherhood of spaceflight in 1978 – with the heartrending Challenger disaster, which claims the life of one of our first women and spurs Sally Ride to uncover NASA secrets while keeping her own.
(TV Drama Thriller – à la HOMELAND)
An impulsive female Undercover Agent teams with a discerning FBI Psychologist to infiltrate and take down a network of lone wolf extremists. Conflict flares when the first “time bomb” they must defuse is the Undercover’s own brother, forcing her into the heart of darkness that is domestic terrorism.
(TV Crime Drama – YELLOWSTONE / JUSTIFIED)
A fearless half-Blackfeet detective returns to her rugged Montana hometown to untangle the conspiracy of her activist mother’s murder – battling the FBI, greedy oil interests, and Blackfeet militants – forever upending her delicate balance between the Native and white worlds.
Character-driven, Female-centric, BIPOC-centric, Science, Crime, Thriller, Procedural