Writer/ Documentary Filmmaker/ Speaker/ Producer of Content For Social Change

Kate has directed and produced documentaries and content for the BBC, Channel 4, Arte, Canal Plus, France 2, A&E, National Geographic, Discovery Channels and other international channels. She has an eye for a good story and a tenacity which comes in useful when pursuing an interview or persuading armies to lend helicopters to fly into ancient jungle cities.


Kate set up her company, Horne Productions, to produce her two most recent international co-production projects, feature documentaries that focus on artists: one an award-winning photojournalist, the other a Nobel Prize-winning author. The former will be released in early 2019, and the latter was nominated for Best Arts Documentary at the International Emmys 2016.

 

A passion for music led Kate to develop the original idea for Channel 4’s Street Summer season of hip-hop (2010) and an on-going project on memory and music. Her linguistic skills and connections in Latin America led to a variety of published articles and feature documentaries, including a study on the kidnapping phenomenon in Colombia, and the country is the focus of the latest film Kate has produced and directed, The Witness: Cain & Abel.

 

The Witness has been supported by the British Council, for whom Kate is a speaker, and the Hay Festivals, where she has been a regular participant over the past four years. She will be taking part at the Hay Festival in Cartagena de Indias  alongside Zadie Smith and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, to speak about her latest film. Kate is currently travelling to give talks about the documentary and building a social impact campaign for the film. She is also a contributing travel writer at Suitcase and the Telegraph Magazine.

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