In FCE profile interviews, we bring you international entertainers from all walks of life. This week we bring to you the multitalented Kate Rees Davies, a UK native who is honing her acting and directing skills in Hollywood. Have a front row seat as Kate lays it down uncut and unedited. That’s why we are FatalCut Entertainment. Always saying it as it is…
Born in the UK, Kate moved to Sydney in 2007 to study acting at NIDA. While there she performed live for the Pope on his World Youth Day tour, in a production of The Stations of The Cross. She perfected her on set skills in numerous commercials, student films, music videos, feature films and TV series. While at an audition for a small independent commercial, the producer asked her if she would like to direct it, she had never directed before but her on set experience had given her enough exposure to what a director does and how they communicate to cast and crew. She rose to the challenge and got the directing bug.
This led her to Los Angeles to study directing at the renowned UCLA in 2009. While in Los Angeles she continued her acting studies at the Ivana Chubbuck Studio and TVI. During her studies she got involved in several features and short films, behind and in front of the camera. After graduating from UCLA in 2011, the thesis film she directed, Cell/Phone played at the Cannes Film Festival. Later in 2011 she was selected by Women in Film (WIF LA) to direct one of the digital PSA’s about the dangers of using a cell phone while driving. This was submitted for an Emmy and eventually won a Telly Award.
Kate is also a writer and wrote the web series Babe Arella, for her and her friends, through the SAG New Media Contract. This enabled her to hone her directing, acting and production skills and get five of her cast members SAG eligibility.
Her latest short film, STICKS & STONES, is about the devastating effects of bullying and was shot on the new Sony F65 camera. The film has had partial distribution through SONY and recently screened at The 2013 Cannes Film Festival.
After a successful career in advertising, I decided to take a year off and travel around the globe, it turned into years of adventure where I would spend winters snowboarding in the mountains, and summers windsurfing, waterskiing and sailing. I became an adrenaline junkie, at my fitness peak. I swam with whale sharks, climbed the highest trees on the planet and the most terrifying thing I did was climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge. It also gave me endless material for the projects I create as a filmmaker. I think coming into the film business is the thing that get’s my adrenaline racing the most! When you love what you do you won’t ever have to work another day in your life!
Get more information on Kate here http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3433402/
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