Kathleen is an independent director and producer based in Te Whanganui-a-Tara (Wellington). A feminist, activist and fan of independent media, she is inspired by films that uplift communities. Her first documentary short, FeminEast Makes Zines, focused on a feminist high school group and won multiple awards at the Inspiring Stories Film Competition in 2014. Since then she has jumped in head first, most recently producing DVD Dreams, a short doco about the last remaining DVD rental stores in Wellington. She is currently working on a feature-length film that explores the lives of women working minimum-wage jobs in Aotearoa. Kathleen has a background in LGBT youth support, and currently runs a support group in Paraparaumu for queer and transgender young people.