-- Writer and Director
Katherine ran away from a small town in Louisiana to pursue a career in television and film when she was just 16 years old. With only 150 dollars and a dream, she was forced to sleep in her car in the parking lot of a Hollywood motel. Now, nearly two decades later, Katherine has directed some of television's hottest shows, and is currently working on her third feature film.
LOVING ANNABELLE (writer/director), starring Erin Kelly, Diane Gaidry and Academy Award nominee Kevin McCarthy, was Katherine's first feature film. Her second feature, WAKING MADISON (writer/director), stars Sarah Roemer, Academy Award nominee Elisabeth Shue, Will Patton, Taryn Manning, and Golden Globe winner Frances Conroy. The movie will be released in 2010.
Katherine is currently in pre-production with her latest film, THE BOYS CLUB, which is based on the life of Hall of Fame jockey Julie Krone. Katherine will direct the screenplay, which she penned.
Katherine’s extensive list of television credits includes three seasons of the Emmy Award-winning show “The Osbournes”, the highly acclaimed show “Newlyweds” starring Jessica Simpson, and MTV’s groundbreaking “The Real World”. She helmed MTV’s “There and Back”, the latest season of “Meet the Barkers”, and directed and produced “The Simple Life” starring Paris Hilton. Katherine is currently producing and directing "The Spin Factor" with Kim Kardashian, which is E! Entertainment's top-rated upcoming network show.
Katherine is a member of the Directors Guild of America. She has been a Jury Member for Samsung Fresh-Films, the largest teen filmmaking program in the USA, and was also the recipient of the LACE Award for Arts and Entertainment, which honors women who have made a difference in the entertainment community.
CYNTHIA PUSHECK (Director of Photography)
Cynthia Pusheck studied film production at the prestigious Columbia College and then attended the American Film Institute where she received a Masters Degree in Cinematography. While perfecting her skills as a cinematographer, Cynthia worked as a union camera assistant and camera operator on television shows, features and commercials.
Pusheck was the Director of Photography on the independent feature, Three Days of Rain,
(Peter Falk, Blythe Danner) which was selected for the 2002 Tribeca Film Festival and was featured as a special screening at the 2003 Berlin Film Festival. Other recent projects include a documentary series for the Oxygen channel, the feature film, Leadcatcher,
underwater photography on the feature Abandon and 2nd unit photography for Heavenís Pond.
She also worked as an operator on the film Biker Boyz
and is currently the 2nd unit DP on the hit television series CSI ñ Miami
. Brooks and Pusheck have previously collaborated on projects including the short film Finding Kate.
GREG CARROLL / JENNIFER YOUNG (Producers)
Greg and Jennifer have produced shows for ABC, NBC and FOX. Jennifer is currently in development for her show Feng Shui Your Life
and Greg recently launched Caribou Entertainment and is developing multiple TV Projects. Jennifer produced Katherineís award winning film, Dear Emily
LORI BALL (Editor)
Lori moved to Los Angeles at the age of 17 to pursue acting. She quickly discovered her passion for editing and after receiving her degree in English Literature at UCLA began cutting features. She has worked with such filmmakers as John Waters, Chris Columbus, Joe Dante, Robert Rodriguez and Michael Mann. Loriís recent credits include the feature, The Kiss starring Eliza Dushku and Billy Zane. She also edited SueÒo
starring John Leguizamo. Lori was Assistant Editor on Ali
starring Will Smith.
JUDITH MARTIN & MARC DOLD (Composers)
Judith and Marcís credits say it all. They have had 5 Billboard top singles and have produced such artists as Celine Dion, Enya, Norah Jones, Cindy Lauper, Nelly Furtado, Erasure, Mandy Moore, Madonna, Peter Gabriel, LeAnn Rimes and Alice Cooper, just to name a few. Judith and Marc will compose the filmís score and help put together the best compilation soundtrack possible.
ZORA DEHORTER, C.S.A. (Casting Director)
Zora DeHorter has cast over eighteen feature films, as well as numerous television shows, theater and commercials. Her credits include the feature film Ali G Indahouse
and the Emmy-nominated TV series Dead Like Me.